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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 ...

Policies against Discrimination
Policies against discrimination

Mission statements are the public voice of an organization to its employees, clients, and community. Their greatest value, however, lies in the process that leads to their creation: the discussion and debate, coming to grips with the issues the mission statements represent, and forming a consensus that produces the commitment to create a new organizational culture.

An essential part of organizational policy is its stand on nondiscrimination. This is a rather simple matter on paper, but it requires a real commitment to carry it out every day. Here is an example of a simple nondiscrimination clause found in the Equal Employment Opportunity section of the policy statement of Borland International, a major developer of computer software:

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