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.
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
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
CHAPTER 1 Changing Nature of Human Resource Management After you have read this chapter, you should be able to: ● Identify four major HR challenges currently facing organizations and managers. List and define each of the seven major categories of HR activities. Identify the three different roles of HR management. Discuss the three dimensions associated with HR management as a strategic business contributor. Explain why HR professionals and operating managers must view HR management as an