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BUS 319: Chapter 17 Terms
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A positive and sustained effort by an organization to identify, hire, train if necessary, and promote minorities, women, and members of other groups who are underrepresented in the organization's workforce.
The care or supervision of another's child, such as at a day-care center; offered as a benefit by some employers to working parents.
Variation in the characteristics that distinguish people from one another, such as age, ethnicity, nationality, gender, mental or physical abilities, race, sexual orientation, family status, and first language.
A group of managers and employees responsible for developing and implementing specific action plans to meet an organization's diversity goals.
The care or supervision of elderly persons; offered as a benefit by some employers to working children of elderly parents.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The principle that all persons otherwise qualified should be treated equally with respect to job opportunities, workplace conditions, pay, fringe benefits, and retirement provisions.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The U.S. federal government agency charged with enforcing equal employment opportunity laws and executive orders.
A company that fully supports both men and women in their efforts to balance work and family responsibilities.
A leave of absence from work, either paid or unpaid, for the purpose of caring for a family member.
An invisible barrier to the advancement of women, minorities, and other groups in the workplace.
The inequitable concentration of a group, such as minorities or women, in particular job categories.
A leave of absence from work, either paid or unpaid, for the purpose of caring for a newborn or adopted child.
The difference in the average level of wages, salaries, and income received by two groups, such as men and women (called the gender pay gap) or whites and persons of color (called the racial pay gap).
Harassment in the workplace based on race, such as ethnic slurs, derogatory comments, or other verbal or physical harassment that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment or that interferes with an individual's work performance
The unintentional discrimination against an individual or group in an effort to help another individual or group.
Unwanted and uninvited sexual attention experienced by a person, and/or a workplace that is hostile or threatening in a sexual way.
Undocumented Immigrant Worker
Non-citizens employed by businesses without having the legally required work documents.
Diversity among employees, a challenge and opportunity for business.
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