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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for workplace discrimination research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace: Emerging Issues and Enduring Challenges by
Publication Date: 2016-03-28
Presents new research on the many forms of employment discrimination based on multiracial identity, appearance, and transgender status. Includes contributions from professionals in the fields of social psychology, law, gender studies, and ethics, among others. Reveals effective ways for promoting inclusion of women and people of color in today's global workforce. Covers the workforce in the public sector, private sector, and military. Considers the role of social media in helping break through workplace barriers.
Strategies for Surviving Bullying at Work by
Publication Date: 2011-07-01
No one goes to work to be humiliated, abused, ostracised, subjected to rumours, or assaulted. Yet this is the reality of a working day for many employees. Now you can do something about it. From the author of the highly successful introduction to workplace bullying "Bully Blocking at Work", comes a practical guide to empower all employees to care for themselves and colleagues when faced with bullying behaviours. Beginning with an overview of social and emotional resiliency at work, the reader is shown how six key strategies based on the development of social skills can equip them to fight even the most persistent of bullies.
Diversity in the Workforce: Current Issues and Emerging Trends by
Publication Date: 2014-01-27
Diversity in the Workforce is a comprehensive, integrated resource providing students with the tools and methodologies they need to negotiate effectively the multicultural workplace, and to counter issues of discrimination and privilege. Written from an American perspective, the book not only covers the traditional topics of race, gender, ethnicity and social class, but moves beyond this to explore emerging trends around isms (racism, sexism), as well as transgender issues, spirituality, intergenerational workforce tensions, cross-cultural teams, physical appearance stigmatizing, visible and invisible disabilities, and racial harassment.
Bullying in the Workplace: symptoms, causes and remedies by
Publication Date: 2013-08-15
Bullying in the workplace is a phenomenon that has recently intrigued researchers studying management and organizational issues, leading to such questions as why it occurs and what causes such harassment. This volume written by experts in a wide range of fields including Industrial and Organizational psychology, Counseling, Management, Law, Education and Health presents research on relational and social aggression issues which can result in lost productivity, employee turnover and costly lawsuits. Understanding this phenomenon is important to managers and employee morale.
A Shameful Business: the case for human rights in the American workplace by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (KF3455 .G76 2010)
Publication Date: 2010-01-07
In a book that confronts the moral choices that U.S. corporations make every day in the treatment of their workers, James A. Gross issues a clarion call for the transformation of the American workplace based on genuine respect for human rights. Gross questions the nation's underlying fabric of values as reflected in its laws and our assumptions about workers and the workplace. To make his case, Gross assesses various aspects of U.S. labor relations freedom of association, racial discrimination, management rights, workplace safety, and human resources through the lens of internationally accepted human rights principles as standards of judgment.
Under the bus : how working women are being run over by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (HD6060.5.U5 F74 2015)
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
Most Americans think that our country has done quite a lot to protect women and ensure gender equity in the workplace. After all, we have banned discrimination against women, required equal pay for equal work, and adopted family-leave legislation. But the fact is that we have a two-tiered system, where some working women have a full panoply of rights while others have few or none at all. We allow blatant discrimination by small employers. Domestic workers are cut out of our wage and overtime laws. Part-time workers, disproportionately women, are denied basic benefits. For these workers, the system that was supposed to act as a safety net has become a sieve--and they are still falling through. Caroline Fredrickson is a powerful advocate and D.C. insider who has witnessed the legislative compromises that leave out temps, farmworkers, employees of small businesses, immigrants, and other workers who fall outside an intentionally narrow definition of "employees."
The Law of Sex Discrimination by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (KF4758 .L393 2011)
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
An honest and informative text on sex discrimination and the law, this book approaches the idea of using law to analyze sex discrimination from a variety of contexts: as an occasion for ideological disputes, as a reflection of contemporary policy debates over the future direction of society, and as part of the historical development of--and response to--feminism.
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