Equal Employment Opportunity and HRM

Module 1 discussion Equal Employment Opportunity and HRM Please answer the questions below. Use question and answer (Q&A) format for your response; in other words, include the original question along with your answer in the reply. Within your post, support your responses with information from at least two reputable sources (library and/or Web-based) and provide the full citation at the end. Use APA format for your references. Bring in your own personal experiences, if applicable. For this Module 1 Discussion, you will first be asked to react to a video report and then do some research and comment on some international aspects of protected categories in employment. In March 2017, the European Court of Justice ruled that employers may ban Islamic headscarves. As long as all religious symbols are also treated the same way, the court said no discrimination can be claimed. Watch the video report from Deutsche Welle (DW) Brent Goff Reports for background and then address the discussion questions. Brent Goff Reports. (2017, March 14). In Europe, no religion at work [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LemKVWkoeXE How do you think the European case discussed in the video report would be decided in the United States? Why? Explain and support your answer. Select a category (age, race, religion, marital status, criminal/incarceration history, pregnancy, sex, sexual identity, education level, parenthood, national origin, dress, economic status, military status, and so forth). In the United States, how are individuals in the category that you selected protected from discrimination in employment? Be specific. Give examples. For the category you have selected, how are U.S. protections different from or similar to protections in another country (You choose the country to make the comparison). Subsequent Posts—Module 1 Bring in additional information specific to the discussions by two of your classmates. Respond to each. Your additional information may be from the news, your readings/research and/or personal experience in that country, for example. Cite your sources. Module 2 discussion Federal Contract Compliance and EEO First Post—Module 2 A voluntary self-identification form required by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFFCP) for federal contractors asks job applicants with disabilities to self-identify as disabled. This form is designed to help federal contractors and subcontractors meet Section 503 regulations, which set a target of seven percent of the workforce comprised of employees with disabilities. Nationally, there is a high rate of unemployment among people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits businesses from asking specific questions about whether an applicant has a disability, Start by watching this OFFCP video: U.S. Department of Labor. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) (October 2015) Disability Inclusion Starts with You. Retrieved at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAKsPd_lIw8 Now, for your first post, defend or challenge one of the following positions (“a” or “b”): a. The use of the voluntary form results in benefits for everyone. The use of the form leads to expanded opportunities for people with disabilities, Moreover, through use of the form, employers have a better understanding of the composition and needs of their workforce, leading to higher employee productivity, which, in turn, benefits society. or b. Applicants with disabilities should proceed with caution before self-identifying as disabled on this voluntary form. The employer may be able to satisfy some federal contracting requirements through these forms, but not every HR department is ethical and can be trusted to keep this information confidential in the hiring process. An applicant should wait until he or she is hired before deciding whether to disclose any disability; especially if the applicant has a non-apparent disability. For either “a” or “b” above, bring in additional information from at least two reputable sources (library and/or Web-based). Also bring in your own personal experiences, as applicable. Subsequent Posts—Module 2 Challenge, defend, or supplement comments made by at least two different classmates. Bring in additional information specific to the discussion. Your additional information may be from the news, your readings/research and/or personal experience. Cite your sources. Module 3 discussion Employee Rights/Safety First Post—Module 3 Please answer the questions below. Use question and answer (Q&A) format for your response; in other words, include the original question along with your answer in the reply. Within your post, support your responses with information from at least two reputable sources (library and/or Web-based) and provide the full citation at the end. Use APA format for your references. Bring in your own personal experiences, if applicable. What is OSHA’s impact on safety in U.S. workplaces? What are the disadvantages of the OSHA law? What would be the consequences if OSHA were repealed? What recommendations do you have to improve OSHA law or its regulations? Subsequent Posts—Module 3 Challenge, defend, or supplement comments made by at least two classmates. Respond to each. Your additional information may be from the news, your readings/research, and/or personal experience. Cite your sources. Module 4 discussion Labor Relations Issues First Post—Module 4 Please answer the questions below. Use question and answer (Q&A) format for your response; in other words, include the original question along with your answer in the reply. Within your post, support your responses with information from at least two reputable sources (library and/or Web-based) and provide the full citation at the end. Use APA format for your references. Bring in your own personal experiences, if applicable. Assume that senior management has just learned that there is a union organizing effort going on. This is the second time in four years that the hourly employees have tried to unionize. As an HR manager in this union-free company with 500 plant (hourly) employees located in a large industrial city, what actions would you recommend to senior management to remain union-free? Why? Assume there has been a discussion about using an employee participation program (EPP) in the workplace. What is your opinion of using an EPP? Why? What are the advantages of an EPP? What are the disadvantages of an EPP? Be sure to consider anti-union prohibitions under the National Labor Relations Act and other pertinent legislation. Subsequent Posts—Module 4 Challenge, defend and/or supplement comments made by at least two classmates. Respond to each. Your additional information may be from the news, your readings/research, and/or personal experience. Cite your sources. Module 4 reflective discussion In the Module 4 Reflective Discussion, please reflect on everything you have learned in this course, by addressing the following: Paragraphs 1-3: Given the readings and assignments in the course, identify and discuss three important concepts applicable to your work experience, profession, and/or career plans for the future. Describe how each applies. Paragraph 4: What part of the course (background materials, assignments, and so forth) helped to shape or reshape your perceptions of the role of HRM in the private sector? Note: No outside research or citations are needed with your four paragraphs to the Reflective Discussion. Also, no responses to your peers’ posts are needed.

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