“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 ...
Sexual Harassment Concerns
Does the coexistence of people with various sexual orientations in the workplace raise a special concern about sexual harassment? The answer, technically and legally, is a clear “No.” In the minds and feelings of many people, however, there is confusion about sexual harassment and sexual orientation. Some people assume that the presence of bisexuals, lesbians, and gay men on the job will cause special problems.
These facts should be clearly understood by all. Check any of those that you feel need to be better known or understood in your organization:
- Sexual harassment legislation and policy are the same for all, whatever their sexual orientation. This means that anyone who harasses another, whether the victim is of the other sex or of the ...