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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 ...


Stress comes from outside the organization, too—for example, when there is a severe downturn in the economy. At such times, leaders and managers must strongly resist the general trend to find scapegoats for people's fear, disappointment, and frustration.

Jewish people, new immigrants, and, especially today, gays and lesbians have been handy targets for those who need a quick reason for why the country or the economy is “going downhill.” History shows that resentful thoughts and hostile words quickly turn into real attacks on such groups. In the past twenty years, gay people have been the victims of more physical violence than any of the traditionally targeted groups in the United States.

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