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Legislated Affirmative Action: EEOC establishment

Choose and discuss ONE legislated safeguard against discrimination and harassment that managers and coworkers would need to be aware of in their own development of diversity skills and diversity consciousness in the workplace? In your response, be sure to focus on the general purpose of the safeguard (in your own words) and provide an example to help illustrate the point.

Based on your knowledge of and/or experience in group dynamics, what are some recommendations you would make to ensure that diverse opinions, communication styles, learning styles, and levels of sophistication were respected and valued among all members of a given work group?

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The EEOC' Diversity Training Standard

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or EEOC is one of the manifestations of affirmative action taken by the government and instituted as standard employment practice across America as a policy against discrimination for the purpose of implementing full spectrum diversity. The EEOC'S mandate stems from the Civil Rights Act of 1964,the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The EEOC encourages diversity in the workplace by putting together policies as well as projects known as 'Diversity Training'. According to Vaughn (2007), diversity training is training for the purpose of increasing participants' cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills, which is based on the assumption that the training will benefit an organization by protecting against civil rights violations, increasing the inclusion of different identity groups, and promoting better teamwork. Many management practitioners find it difficult leading individuals whose differences are so pronounced - religion, culture, beliefs, socialization. There are no ...

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The solution discusses the establishment of the The EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as a legislated safeguard against discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Its function and importance is discussed via example. Additional discussion on group dynamics is also presented. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing. The solution is in an essay form following the APA-format.