A Continuous Struggle: Employment Discrimination

By Quincy Jones and Ali Soylu.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

This article discusses the eclectic difficulties that Human Resources Managers have in handling workplace discrimination regarding legal ramifications, and the impact these hardships have on employees. We will consider the following workforce discriminations that employers must greatly understand from a historical/legal standpoint to minimize employer liabilities: race, gender, age, religion, and disability. The legal ramifications can be understood from several laws enacted in the early 1960s to present. It is apparent that if these discriminatory practices are interpreted, a human resources manager can find ways to effectively manage a diverse company, and refrain from future legal liability in the USA. The main premises of this writing will be proposing statements why many may encounter/experience as a result of discriminatory practices, even if managed effectively. This will lead us into a brief discussion of the functions of human resources and how to successfully minimize discriminatory practices in the workplace. A keen understanding of employment law in regards to workplace discrimination should assist a human resources department to better manage employee-employer relationships/morale.

Keywords: Employment, Diversity, Employees, Discrimination, HR, Workplace

Global Studies Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.35-44. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.150MB).

Quincy Jones

Graduate Student, School of Business, Cameron University, Lawton, OK, USA

Quincy Jones is a graduate student in School of Business at Cameron University.

Dr. Ali Soylu

Assistant Professor, School of Business, Cameron University, Lawton, OK, USA

Dr. Ali Soylu has a PhD degree in Management from Temple University, an MBA degree from Drexel University & a Bachelors degree in Business from Anadolu University in Turkey. Dr. Soylu taught at Temple Univ for 3 years. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Management at Cameron University in Lawton OK, USA. He does research on work stress, foreign workers and expatriates.

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