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1. Is affirmative action in government jobs, schools, contracts, and programs required, necessary or even useful at this time? In your response, please consider the issue of reverse discrimination. If you want to look at how the state of Florida handled the removal of preferences in higher education, surf the web for the "Florida One" program that was in the news a lot in 2002 and 2003.

2. Based upon your readings, our lecture, you research or your own experiences discuss some aspects of the ADA or the FMLA and explain how the employer and employee can work to eliminate disability discrimination in the workplace and make a more efficient and productive employee.

3. Explain some examples of how employees and employers are affected by our labor laws, collective bargaining agreements or unionization efforts and include any workplace experiences you may have had or witnessed regarding unions and their representation of employees in the workplace. Feel free to cite to various labor laws that you have learned about which surprised you or which you were impressed with as being able to help the workplace.

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1. Is affirmative action in government jobs, schools, contracts, and programs required, necessary or even useful at this time? In your response, please consider the issue of reverse discrimination. If you want to look at how the state of Florida handled the removal of preferences in higher education, surf the web for the "Florida One" program that was in the news a lot in 2002 and 2003.
Yes affirmative action is necessary because of two reasons. First there is a need to provide reparation for the remaining effects of past discrimination. Second, there is a need to counter the effects of present racial discrimination. In short there should be improvement in the society based on removal of the negative effects of racism. Reverse discrimination refers to favoring members of a past disadvantaged group at the expense of pat advantaged group. However, in the US affirmative action is only taken when one group is disadvantaged now and the other group is advantaged now.
One Florida policy failed in reducing discrimination. The growth of enrollment in Hispanic ...

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