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Discussion Questions: Describe an example of discrimination you have seen in the workplace. Did you simply observe it? Were you the subject of it? Did you take any action? Did anyone else take action? Did it affect the workplace? How? How could you have prevented it from happening?

You are attending a social function and your friend begins to discuss a person with whom he works. Your friend tells you that this person is blind and in order to do his jobs, he has a person who reads for him and drives him to a secondary work site. The blind employee also has special computer equipment. Your friend is very upset about how much this costs. Your friend complains that he doesn't get any special treatment or equipment. He finally says, "I am sick and tired of him and all these other characters getting all this special help and I get nothing." What should you tell him as a human resource professional?

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Describe an example of discrimination you have seen in the workplace. Did you simply observe it? Were you the subject of it? Did you take any action? Did anyone else take action? Did it affect the workplace? How? How could you have prevented it from happening?

I am originally from India and faced racial discrimination while working as an employee with a boutique financial services firm in New York City. Even though I was a MBA and performed much better than my counterparts, I was denied promotion or seniority and was put to work under less educated and less efficient bosses, primarily due to the fact that I was not an American. Further, I was often discriminated in team meetings and my suggestions, views and opinions were not heard or paid attention to.

I simply experienced this discrimination and observed such ...

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