Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 11.3


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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 11.3

  1. 1. Diversity, Tolerance & Respect Section 11.3: The Diverse & Non-Hostile Workplace Taking Charge: Chapter 11 Copyright 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Diversity <ul><li>Definition of diversity: </li></ul><ul><li>1. the state or fact of being diverse; difference, unlikeness. 2. variety; multiformity. 3. a point of difference </li></ul>Copyright 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. EEOC <ul><li>Equal Employment Opportunity Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal to discriminate in areas such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hiring and firing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. What Should I Do? <ul><li>Document </li></ul><ul><li>Begin your ladder of escalation </li></ul><ul><li>File a formal complaint with your human resources department </li></ul>Copyright 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. What Should I Do? (cont.) <ul><li>Contact your state’s workforce agency </li></ul><ul><li>Consult an attorney </li></ul><ul><li>File a claim with the EEOC </li></ul>Copyright 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Avoid Harassing Others <ul><li>Fellow employees can be sued for discrimination and harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Be increasingly aware of the consequences of a hostile workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to attend workplace diversity and/or sexual harassment training offered by your employer </li></ul>Copyright 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Avoiding Harassment <ul><li>Review the “Watch Your Own Words” tips in Section 11.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Respect other people’s personal space </li></ul><ul><li>Censor your emails and keep private mail off of your company computer </li></ul>Copyright 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Tying It Up <ul><li>Look for similarities between people who seem different than you </li></ul><ul><li>Variety keeps life interesting </li></ul>Copyright 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Further Reflection <ul><li>In your previous jobs, have you witnessed discrimination? What was the situation? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever discriminated against someone? Do you think of telling jokes as possible discrimination? </li></ul>Copyright 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>Texas Workforce Commission </li></ul><ul><li> http://ww.twc.state.tx.us/ </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission http://www.eeoc.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>Hatecrime.org </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.hatecrime.org/ </li></ul>Copyright 2010 TSTC Publishing