Ethical Dilemmas In The Workplace

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The ethical dilemma I have decided to analyze is workplace discrimination and everything surrounding it. Workplace discrimination is treating and or threatening any person because of their religion, race, ethnicity, views, sexual orientation, and or any other personal characteristics that is protected by the law. Work discrimination can happen in any field or profession ranging from education all the way to law enforcement; it can happen anywhere. Studies have shown that through this decade alone there have been well over 90,000 changes filed involving workplace discrimination, and it 's estimated that 44.5% is involving employers, 34.7% is pertaining to racial discrimination, and that rate of workplace
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The first and most recommended step to take when dealing with any form of workplace discrimination is to stay calm and start documenting the discriminatory acts immediately. Documenting any and all discriminatory act helps to protect you as well as turning in a formal report that your job has to offer so both you and your workplace have some type of documentation to look back at any review. The next step you should take is informing your boss, supervisor, or if employer fails to do anything the federal government on the situation. By law the employer is supposed to look into it and make sure the proper measure and action are being enforced. If all else fails and your employer fails to take any kind of action your next step should be to take legal action. In today 's world there are laws in place that prevent and protects any individual from workplace discriminations. For example the Americans with Disabilities Act, also known as the ADA, protects employees and applicants from any disability discrimination that deals with employment like hiring, promotions, or being laid off. Another discrimination is the Equal Pay Act of 1963, also referred to as EPA, which protects men and women who do the same job in the same place from gender based work discrimination (The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2009). The most recent discrimination law/act passed was the Don 't Ask, Don 't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, which allows any gay, lesbian, bisexual, or any other sexual identification American to serve in the armed forces without being discriminated
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