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Workplace Discrimination in the United States

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Please describe "discrimination" as defined in the United States. Then answer the following:

1. What are the employee workplace rights mandated by U.S. Federal law?

2. Briefly discuss at least two controversial issues concerning workplace rights (other than monitoring email). Please provide real-life examples to illustrate points.

3. In addition, discuss the issue of workplace privacy. Specifically, do employees have the right to expect privacy in their email conversations, or do companies have a right and/or responsibility to monitor email?

Please cite resources. Thank you.

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Solution Summary

This solution discusses aspects of workplace "discrimination" as defined in the United States. This solution identifies the federal laws that deal with job discrimination, discusses employee workplace rights, drug testing and the sharing of genetic information in regards to hiring and firing discrimination. This solution also discusses email privacy.