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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 and Politics—What Do We Need to Know?
Policies and politics—What do we need to know?

No company wants to be caught in the uncomfortable bind of a court case like that portrayed in the movie Philadelphia, in which a gay lawyer with AIDS sued his firm—and won—after being unjustly fired. Ironically, the people that Tom Hanks's character faced in court were a group of senior lawyers who should have been aware of federal, state, and city policies on sexual orientation and HIV infection and AIDS.

As any human resource manager knows, organizations must abide by federal, state, and municipality labor codes, laws, and ordinances as well as by company policy. Eight states have civil rights laws protecting gays and lesbians that have been passed by their ...

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