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Homosexual Discrimination in the Workplace

How should managers handle a situation in which disparaging remarks are made to a gay coworker?

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This includes a legal element, as well as an ethical and procedural element. If comments are being made to an employee based on that employee's sexual preferences, it is unethical and illegal. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act did not originally include sexual orientation as a protected class for federal workers. The law was later amended under Executive Order number 1148 (Section 1), to include sexual orientation as a protection, for government employees. If the employer is part of the government, the discrimination is an ...

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This solution discusses how managers should handle situations involving disparaging remarks made to a homosexual coworker.

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