A paper co-authored by Cameron University graduate student Quincy Jones of Enid has been published in The Global Studies Journal, a peer-refereed academic journal published by The University Press. Jones, who is pursuing an MBA, co-wrote "A Continuous Struggle: Employment Discrimination" with Dr. Ali Soylu, Assistant Professor of Management in the CU School of Business.
The paper discusses the eclectic difficulties that human resources managers have in handling workplace discrimination regarding legal ramifications and the impact these hardships have on employees. The authors take into consideration workforce discriminations that employers must greatly understand from a historical/legal standpoint to minimize employer liabilities: race, gender, age, religion, and disability. The legal ramifications can be understood from several laws enacted in the early 1960s to present. It is apparent that if these discriminatory practices are interpreted, a human resources manager can find ways to effectively manage a diverse company and refrain from future legal liability in the USA. The paper explores experiences resulting from discriminatory practices and discusses the functions of human resources and how to successfully minimize discriminatory practices in the workplace. A keen understanding of employment law with regard to workplace discrimination should assist human resources personnel to better manage employee-employer relationships/morale.
October 1, 2009