Hooters Current Ethical Issue Over the years the national chain restaurant Hooters has had lawsuits brought against them for discrimination based on gender. Currently, the issue is weight discrimination. Not just one lawsuit, but two, and maybe three lawsuits may be filed. The waitresses claim that they lost their jobs because they weighed too much. They were put on a 30-day weight probation and offered gym memberships. The ethical issue here is the fact the company practices such discrimination
in place to end this, there are still many instances in which countless people are affected by modern day discrimination. Race, sex, and religious discrimination are arguable the three most prevalent forms of these issues still ongoing today. My assigned roundtable’s topic was on sex discrimination specifically. We were asked to focus the recent hiring practices of the Hooters restaurant chain. What was unique to this case was that men were the gender side claiming inequality in hiring practices.
legal system, including the legislative bodies, regulatory agencies, and judicial bodies whose decisions affect the legality of HRM practices. Major laws and executive orders, particularly those pertaining to elements of discrimination, are then reviewed. Four theories of discrimination are presented along with court case examples. Next, sexual harassment and the Americans with Disabilities Act are discussed. Finally, the chapter reviews what policies and practices employers may develop regarding employee
Appearance discrimination in employment: Legal and ethical implications of “lookism” and “lookphobia” [pic] http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=2040-7149&volume=32&issue=1&articleid=17077304&show=html Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 1519 times since 2013 DOI (Permanent URL): 10.1108/02610151311305632 [pic] Abstract [pic] View PDF (200kb) [pic] Print View References • References (67) Citations • CrossRef (1) Further reading
elimination of levels were offered promotions, transfers to other jobs in GE Fanuc, or early retirement buyouts. Additionally, employees were promised profit sharing, which has resulted in up to three weeks additional pay in profit sharing bonuses in some years. The test of the change is in the results. GE Fanuc’s revenue is up women employees, who composed about three-fourths of the bank’s workers. As a result, several years later about one-fourth of all managers and executives are women. Similar attention
Bosses” 34 Case Incident 2 Era of the Disposable Worker? 35 vii viii CONTENTS 2 2 The Individual Diversity in Organizations 39 Diversity 40 Demographic Characteristics of the U.S. Workforce 41 • Levels of Diversity 42 • Discrimination 42 Biographical Characteristics 44 Age 44 • Sex 46 • Race and Ethnicity 48 • Disability 48 • Other Biographical Characteristics: Tenure, Religion, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity 50 Ability 52 Intellectual Abilities 52 • Physical Abilities