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Human Resources and Civil Rights Act

1. The Civil Rights Act has prohibited harassment and discrimination for almost 50 years now. With that much time, why is it still such a problem in the workplace?

2. Sexual harassment is a form or sex discrimination. We have had about 20 years of case law, plenty of lawsuits, and it still ranks as one of the top issues in the workforce today. How has this ever-present threat of sexual harassment and discrimination changed the nature of work and the workplace over the past 20 years?

3. Le's say that you're in HR and you receive a complaint of harassment and discrimination. How would you go about receiving the complaint and dealing with it? What steps would you take to ensure that the complaint is properly addressed?

4. What would you recommend be done to reduce the propensity of harassment and discrimination in the workplace?

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1. The Civil Rights Act has prohibited harassment and discrimination for almost 50 years now. With that much time, why is it still such a problem in the workplace?

This is still a problem in the workplace for a number of reasons. One, people are stubborn and do not want to change their leadership style in order to empower their employees to speak up about harassment and discrimination. Two, those that are in management may not know how to handle the situation if it should arise when they least expect it. Three, everyone does stereotype those that look good or are different, and end up hurting others and do not know how to stop this behavior. Four, those in management may not have the social skills to treat others equally, and are not aware of themselves and those around them based off what they say and do on a regular basis without having counseling.

2. Sexual harassment is a form or sex discrimination. We have had about 20 years of case law, plenty of lawsuits, and it still ranks as one ...

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