Introduction Employment discrimination is defined by acts that harm or disadvantage employees based on assumptions and stereotypes of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and age. In 2014, approximately 3% of Canada’s population self-identified as being part of the LGBT community, and the LGBT community experiences more discriminatory acts than the bigger heterosexual group. Sexual minorities are also reported to have higher rates or risks for mental health issues such as, anxiety, depression, and self-harm. The paper argues that the LGBT community is at risk for poor mental health as they experience workplace discrimination due to heteronormativity and negative stereotypes. This social issue is also viewed from the …show more content…
However, LGBT discrimination (e.g., employment discrimination) is still an ongoing social issue. Various literatures exist to support the argument that sexual minorities are disadvantaged and subject to employment discrimination. This arises from the negative stereotypes and heterosexual dominance, which is linked to poor psychological well-being. According to Mize (2016), the vulnerable group experiences different forms of workplace discrimination such as, job rejection and termination. Other studies have reiterated this finding and expanded the list to include: verbal harassments (e.g., threats, negative comments, and inappropriate jokes), physical harassments, sexual harassments, denial of promotions, and untrue performance appraisals. In addition, Gates and Viggiani (2014) emphasize wage discrimination such that, the incomes of homosexual/bisexual men and women are approximately 10% to 25% and 10% to 30% less than the straight population, …show more content…
This theory may argue that LGBT discrimination is a way to maintain a functional society. As mentioned previously, heterosexuality is a societal norm and so, non-binary sexualities are labeled as deviant and disruptive to society. Also, because they are taking on different roles other than a straight man and woman, they are unable to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of ‘male’ (e.g., construction workers and military officers) and ‘female’ (e.g., social workers and registered nurses) occupations respectively. Generally, non-heterosexuality is seen as problematic and discriminatory action is argued as a method to restore order in and
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There was a lot of discrimination in the sense that once they noted one was gay. They hunted for small issues that will lead to the dismissal of the employee from the company. The greatest concern was a case where the recruitment exercise was done with a close focus on whether the shortlisted individual was gay. In fact, it was insulting that the interviewers could even ask a candidate directly whether or not is married and the nature of the marriage (Xu, Lu, & Gu, 2014). On the occasion that one was found a gay or a lesbian, the interviewers would find ways to neutralize the individual not to be
Superiority is demonstrated by non-LBGTQ people as perceiving themselves as more desirable, having more privileges, and receiving more societal rewards, due to the fact that they are part of the majority group. In contrast, they see people who identify as LGBTQ as less desirable, deserving of less privileges and less societal rewards. This example of perceived “normalcy” as superior clearly demonstrates how the rights and comfortability of the majority is superior to the rights and comfortability of an individual from the LGBTQ community. Oliver is extremely uncomfortable using the girls’ restroom when he is dressed as a boy, yet his concerns are dismissed and the school still forces him to use the girl’s restroom in order to preserve the comfortability of non-LGBTQ members.
This could be perceived by a person as being emotionally, physically, or even life-threatening, which could have an impact on their mental, physical, social, and/or spiritual health. Examples include violent acts against intimate partners, serious accidents, terrorist attacks, war and combat, rape, and sexual assault, as well as historical trauma (2020). Additionally, there are many stressors that can affect queer people, but the ones that happen most frequently are violent assault, minority stressors like discrimination and violent victimization, as well as internal experiences like internalized stigma, expectations or fears of rejection, and identity concealment (Valentine et al.,
Cisgender and heteronormative privileges challenge those that do not fit into these categories, yet dare to be different which I will discuss throughout this paper. Since transgender people have begun to come out and talk about their gender identities, death rates have risen greatly. It is sad that we live in a society in which people have to live in fear for being different than others and expressing who they are. A difference should not get someone killed because we are not objects and should not be categorized as such. We do not all fit into the binary categories that have been opposed on us, why should those who standout be punished for what they have no control over.
The Equality Act helps the NHS discriminate the inequalities within the health care profession. Training on The Equality Act is often given with the first session being very in depth and then staff should receive refresher courses every year. Throughout hospitals there should be wide variety of resources advertising The Equality Act such as posters, leaflets and TV adverts. There are 9 protected characteristics which are: • Age • Disability • Gender (male/female) • Gender reassignment • Marriage and civil partnership • Pregnancy and maternity • Race • Religion or belief • Sexual orientation Equality within the healthcare profession plays a huge importance throughout its structure, the equality act ‘simplifies, strengthens and harmonises’
Case Analysis: Gay-For-Pay Introduction This case takes place in Wichita, Kansas, a midsize city in the Midwest. Located in Wichita is the Wichita Center for Families (WCF), an agency that provides a variety of services for at-risk families and youths. Alicia Hall is a 25-year-old MSW student from Wichita State University, currently interning within the "youth-at-risk outreach unit" at WCF. Alicia has 2 years of bachelor level case management experience with adults with mental illness and has a passion for the LGBT community.
The overall experience of the LGBTQ community in America has been a horrific experience for the past 300 plus years. Individuals who share same sex interest were oppressed, discriminated, brutalized, experimented on, and killed due to their alternative lifestyle(s). Elze (2006) confirms these allegations by mentioning... “Since colonial times… people who love and sexually desire those of the same sex, have been imprisoned, executed, witch hunted, pilloried, confined in asylums, fired, excommunicated, disinherited, evicted, extorted, entrapped, censored, declared mentally ill, drugged, and subjected to castration, hormone injections, clitoridectomy, hysterectomy, ovariectomy, lobotomy, psychanalysis, and aversive therapies” (p.43).
An example of people who may discriminate against sexuality could be someone who is homophobic. Individuals shouldn’t discriminate against these people because the Equality Act 2010 is in place. Discriminatory
One journal published in Texas Law Review reports on the treatment of queer patients (Ritter, 2011). The author states that although the NHRA has had some success in improving the conditions of nursing homes, there is evident abuse and neglect of queer patients (Ritter, 2011). There are reports of nursing home staff that have abused and ridiculed patients based on their sexual and gender identity. The lack of training and awareness of queer culture is a large contributor to this stigmatizing behavior evidenced by these staff members. Reports of this type of mistreatment is on the rise in nursing homes (Ritter, 2011).
Over the last decade many individuals who admire the same sex have been frequent targets of violence. In fact, according to the FBI’s HCSA reports, gay men and lesbians are constantly victims of hate crimes and are number three on the list of offenses being committed. In the year of 2013 approximately 6,000 hate crimes were carried out and about 1200 of those were individuals who approved of the same sex. Due to “common individual motives, such as jealousy by their lovers and robberies gone badly” (1000s who died in anti-gay, anti-trans attacks , 2015) it is extremely difficult to pinpoint exactly how many deaths are caused by hatred. Those who have mixed feelings about their sexual orientation are more than likely to (The Nation's Premier
The Risk of Choice Though we may not agree on wither or not transgender individuals should be able to choose what restroom they use, we can agree that there is at least one big issue that comes to play when allowing the transgender community to choose their preferred bathroom: sexual harassment. Many activists have urged that transgender people should be able to go to which ever bathroom they feel more comfortable in; now although it sounds like a nice idea, it doesn’t work because there are people out there who do stupid things for their own gain; allowing this bathroom policy to pass would only make it easier for sexual predators to harass and abuse the public. One of the many examples of sexual predators using these bathroom rights for
In What about Gender Roles in Same-Sex Relationships?, Stephen Mays critiques various gender stereotypes, including ones affecting gay people and straight people, both men and women. In Mays opinion, gender roles do not determine sex (male or female), therefore I agree with the author’s point of view that what a partner in a same-sex relationship may decide to do in a relationship is not pre-determined by their biological sex. Mays stated, “[d]espite sexual orientation, some people simply demonstrate more masculine qualities or more feminine qualities” (719). In gender roles, a male or female in the past was based on societies’ definitions that they are supposed to practice something that defines or pertains to their role in the relationship.
The institutions routinely refused to hire people thought to be homosexual and if you were found to be gay or lesbians you were fired for no reason (Macionis, 2010). This causes the gay community to stay “in the closet”, keeping their sexual orientation a secret. Too many
“Controlled experiments have found consistent evidence of workplace discrimination as well. When researchers send two sets of matched resumes to major employers, and one indicates the applicant is gay, employers warmly receive “gay” resumes far less often than “straight” resumes. Seven out of eight of these studies confirmed the existence of antigay employment discrimination. ”(Burns et al, 2017) With gays and transgenders experiencing large amounts of discrimination in the workplace, this poses an enormous threat on the economic security of these people.