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“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 ...

Setting a New Climate
Setting a new climate

If your organization improved its climate for everyone concerning the issues of sexual orientation, on whose desk would the assignment fall? Whose job is it to make sure everyone in the organization is appreciated and works well together? Is it management's? The personnel department's? Is it your responsibility, no matter what your position? Answer the following questions:

Who is responsible, who could make a difference: you, a line manager, personnel director, a CEO? Fill in the blanks with one of those four choices.

  • A new gay employee in your generally tough workplace is left to test the waters of tolerance alone.

  • A proactive stance is needed to educate all employees before any gay or lesbian is known to be ...
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