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A Discussion of Workplace Discrimination

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Please assist me with NOTES and IDEAS with getting this one started. I went with gender, racial and equal pay discrimination.

- Compose a background statement that indicates why workplace discrimination is of importance in terms of social concern or theoretical interest.
- This is important, because if workplace discrimination is not of importance in terms of theoretical interest or social concern, it likely is not worth researching and trying to resolve.
- Ask yourself why continuing to research this problem is important.

Also include why you think this is a problem and support that with rationale. You will want to state what is affected by the problem and how it is affected (beyond the population first identified in the previous assignment). Then, clearly define why this problem is important in terms of social concerns and theoretical interests specifically. Hint: Perhaps you could review theories that currently exist in research to determine which theory this research could expand upon.

This statement should be 1-3 pages with the remainder being your more detailed explanation of the problem statement with justifying documentation no more than five years old. Support your paper with a minimum of three (3) additional resources.

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Workplace discrimination is important in terms of social concern because workplace discrimination negatively impacts the individuals, businesses, and public health. In addition, workplace discrimination reinforces harmful prejudices.
Let us consider the impact on persons. The individuals who are discriminated against are less likely to be hired, are likely to be paid lower salaries, receive less on-job training, be overlooked for promotion, and immediately selected for discharging. Those who are discriminated against cannot pursue their professional ambitions, do not develop advanced skills, and has his prospects stunted. When a person discriminated against does not get the rewards of hard work, and innovation he loses initiative. A person who is discriminated against does not proactively pursue his career, he is forced to take breaks in his career, and his need for achievement is quashed. A person who is discriminated against experiences loss of appetite, weight loss, headaches, high blood pressure, ulcers, and loss of energy. The individual loses self-confidence, suffers from mental distress, anxiety, and insecurity. For example, a person who has been discriminated against in the workplace turns to drugs and becomes an addict. The social effects of workplace discrimination are that the person becomes isolated, feels depressed, withdraws from social relationships, and loses ability to build relationships. ...

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Hello, my team is going to have a discussion forum on the topic of diversity in a workplace against other teams in class tomorrow and I would like to prepare for it. Can you please contribute your opinion/idea/facts, etc. on the following items? Words count of at least 150 for each is fine. If you used any references, please include them too. Thank you!

1. Diversity still does not make a peaceful work environment. A study found minorities and women quit companies more often than white males, due to racial and sexual discrimination.

2. Discrimination is still a problem and many have reported that they have to watch what they say and do for fear of being seen as having a chip on their shoulders.

3. Diversity in work groups or teams can also significantly impact the work environment. Seeing diversity as strength can solidify these work groups. Much like having a work team that is composed of a number of different types of personalities (Jungian 16), different cultures or genders can also be advantageous.

4. Companies need to really consider their audience when investing money in their recruitment strategies so they are not wasting time and money recruiting in places that won't have the talent they are looking for as well as advertising in a way that is not effective to obtain the talent they need.

5. Sometimes experience requirements are a big setback for people. Lack of experience can sometimes be a benefit. Many times when someone has worked in a similar job to what they are applying for, it is difficult for them to do a "brain dump" of the information from their previous position. It may take them longer to adjust than someone who is starting fresh with a "clean slate".

6. Impact of diversity in an organization's bottom line.

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