“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 ...
AIDS and the Law
As we have stressed elsewhere, AIDS is not specifically a disease of gay men. It has, however, strongly attacked that population in the United States, and many people still tend to identify it as a “gay disease.” Therefore we give it special attention here.
- Fact: People with HIV infection and AIDS are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This means that the employment rights of people who suffer from permanent impairment of a major life function, as well as their caregivers, are protected in all organizations of fifteen or more employees. Local laws may be even more stringent. You cannot fire without good cause someone infected with HIV or, for example, refuse to hire the spouse, ...