Diversity in the Workplace. A Legal Perspective. Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964. an employer may not treat an employee differently or poorly on the basis of race, national origin, color of skin, religion, age, disability, or sex/gender
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A Legal Perspective
Has a current disability, has a history, or perceived to be
Not unduly burdensome (not very costly, does not fundamentally alter the business operation, not a direct threat to the safety and health of other employees)
Can be equipment, flexible schedules, special construction
Ramps, door widths, parking, accessible restrooms nad facilities.
Quid pro quo
Hostile work environment
Sexual in nature
Either severe or pervasive
Unwelcome or unwanted
Have Title VII Policies and Procedures
Be clear about ‘Legitimate Business Purpose’ Concept
Develop Objective Job Critera
Advice for Employees