Benefits Of Being A Manager Or A Supervisor

915 WordsJan 27, 20154 Pages
We often hear about “protected-group employees,” but what does this classification mean? The “protected-group employees” classification is simply used to identify classes of employees who have been allowed certain legal protections in their employment situations (Leonard, 2013, p. 401). A manager or a supervisor cannot consider some characteristics or activities under federal, state, or local law relating to any employment decision, policy, or practice. To illustrate, a retail store could not reject a candidate or move an existing employee from customer service reception with hair loss due to chemotherapy treatment for fear that customers would not be feeling comfortable working with her (Segal, 2010). Sometimes, even when the customers discriminate, the employer cannot, they need to discriminate these behaviors. According to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is illegal to discriminate against a candidate or existing employee because of that person’s racial or ethnical origin, religion, color, gender or sex (including pregnancy), age (40 or older), physical or mental disability, military service or genetic information. It is also prohibited to retaliate against someone because he or she complained about illegal employment practices, filed discrimination’s complaint, or even assist or participated in a lawsuit or a formal employment discrimination investigation (EEOC, n.d.). Diverse workforce means both opportunity and challenge for supervisors. According to
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