Week 5, Friday Lecture Outline
- I. Changing workforce
- II. Opportunities through diversity
- III. Challenges: Sexual harassment
- Nineteenth and early twentieth centuries:
- wave of immigration, from Europe and Asia
- Wilson = "melting pot"
- In the sixties:
- Martin Luther King, Jr = "level playing field"
- Kennedy & Johnson = 1964 Civil Rights Act
- legal access to jobs
- increasing diversity
- new challenges
- backlash against affirmative action
- Look for arguments in favor of greater diversity:
- inevitability, better use of talent pool, source of variety and
creativity, better response to world markets
- Impact of changes in those entering the workforce:
- U.S. born white males will drop from 47% of those entering the workforce in
1985 to only 15% by 2000
- quid pro quo harassment = sexual activity as a condition of employment
- environmental harassment = creation of a workplace that is offensive and
- 1964 - Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- 1980 - EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) guidelines
- 1991 - Anita Hill testimony in Clarence Thomas hearing
- office has Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader calendar on the wall
- worker receives low rating for not partying with boss
- boss seals an important deal by kissing subordinate
- workers talk constantly in sports metaphors
- document incidents
- find witnesses/evidence
- utilize existing policies
- say no
- get support
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