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Explanation of sexual orientation discrimination

Question 11
Employment discrimination against sexual minorities is not prohibited by law. Does this indicate that sexual orientation discrimination is acceptable? Do you think we will see legislation protecting gays and lesbians in the near future?

Question 12
Review Table 16.1 on page 456 of your text. Consider the provisions of the various equal employment opportunity acts presented in this table. Compare these provisions with those in the United States. Do any of these provisions surprise you? Are there any provisions that you think should be implemented in the United States?
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Question 11
Employment discrimination against sexual minorities is not prohibited by law. Does this indicate that sexual orientation discrimination is acceptable? Do you think we will see legislation protecting gays and lesbians in the near future?

No, sexual orientation discrimination is not acceptable. I think the disapproval of homosexuality causes people to react in complex ways in the workplace. "For example, it can force gay people into the "corporate closet"-that is, they go to great lengths to hide their sexual orientation at work" (Canas &Sondak, 2008)." It can also separate people who otherwise could work together productively and enjoy one another's company. In extreme cases, homophobia can result in harassment, violence, or expensive litigation that can destroy the lives of the individuals involved and drains an organization's resources. I think organizations should prevent such incidents ...

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Explanation of why sexual orientation discrimination is not acceptable and whether there will be legislation protecting gays and lesbians in the future.

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