“Nonheterosexuals face an enormous amount of hostility and discrimination from many heterosexuals in the workplace and in society as a whole. This excellent book educates the reader about how individuals' sexual orientation may affect both how well they are accepted by their coworkers, and how they react to coworkers. It is useful in courses or training programs on diversity in general or on this particular topic. It also may be used by individuals outside of courses who simply want to learn more about sexual orientation as a workplace issue and about themselves. Amy J. Zuckerman and George F. Simons's book is definitely the best book on the topic.” --Gary N. Powell, Department of Management, University of Connecticut Sexual orientation is one of the most controversial ...
Part 1: Today's Diverse Workforce
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual people have been working together successfully since the beginning of time. What is different today is that many people now openly live out their sexual orientation. This challenges straight and gay people alike to deal with their fears and prejudices on the job so that all can be creative and productive together. In Part 1, we will look at today's diverse workplace, the setting in which this challenge takes place.