what is workplace discrimination?
discrimination that occurs in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, and compensation, and some harassment
what is workplace discrimination a result of?
prejudice or ignorance
what example from history explains gender discrimination?
industrial revolution and WWII
what example from history explains racial discrimination?
what continues to color employer's treatment of employees?
latent racism, sexism, and other 'isms
is sexual orientation protected under the federal government?
how many states have anti-discrimination laws for LGBT?
20 and DC
what is the prevalence of LGBT?
3.5% of the American population
what are adams issues and assumptions?
wants to bring his partner to a dinner, open w/ co-workers, open w/ clients, better for business relationships, symbolic of his standing in the firm
what are georges issues and assumptions?
gay relationships not long-term, reflect negatively on the company, upper management would not approve, conservative client base would not approve, hurt, not help Adams career
what is James Wood's perspective?
must make a commitment to fairness, intolerance affect other LGBT employees, likely lose adam to competitor, good to demonstrate courage of acceptance
what is Conley and Barr's perspective?
"pandering to the customer", shape, rather than reflect, cultural trends
what is Losey's perspective?
consequences of offending Adam, consequences of offending other employees
what is McNamara's perspective?
recognize the ultimatum