Preventing Discrimination: For Managers and Their Teams
By Andrew R. Walker, Ed.D.
The focus of this book is on preventing discrimination in the first instance rather than resolving and responding to claims of discrimination. Knowing who is protected is a vital starting point for preventing and ensuring that the principles of mutual respect are applied appropriately. This book also helps to ensure that managers and employees are aware of their responsibilities in the context of equal opportunity.
Chapter 1 of this book will help you in setting standards through policy. Chapter 2 provides examples that will help you to understand the behavioral expectations of a discrimination policy. Clearly, it is not exhaustive and for more examples, you may choose to read further. Legal case law can be one of the most useful sources for further insight. Chapter 3 will help you to build awareness of discrimination across the workforce as the organization matures. Ultimately, you should be able to trace a journey that leads to a culture of commitment to mutual respect.
Use this book to learn what is expected and to mitigate the impact of allegations of discrimination quickly to avoid lost business, reputation, productivity, and legal costs.