Affimative Action

Affirmative Action
Shuntay Collier
University of Phoenix

Affirmative Action
      It is my recommendation that the Board of Directors in this company should implement and enforce the affirmative action policies. This policy will help improve the environment and provide a fairer and positive place to work. Enforcing this policy will also ensure that all employees are entitled to equal opportunities in the company. A policy like this will establish standards to prevent discrimination against all employees based on color, race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status. The affirmative action policy should also comply with all equal opportunity laws and regulations.
      “Equal opportunity is not only a legal topic, it is an emotional issue.”(Bohlander & Snell, 2007, p. 3) “Unlawful discrimination occurs when a person is harassed or treated arbitrarily or differently because of their membership in a “protected class.” A protected class is a group of people who share common characteristics and are protected from discrimination and harassment by federal, state, and/or local laws.”(, 2007, para. 1) Discrimination is illegal and immoral and it goes against the American belief that this is the land and country of opportunity. An Affirmative action policy will step in to correct and prevent any future discriminatory actions.
      The purpose of the affirmative action policy is to make sure that all employees of a protected class receive equal treatment regarding promotions and opportunity in the workplace. It will also ensure that all employees are properly trained and that the company is diverse in backgrounds and culture. The goal of an affirmative action policy is to make sure that both genders are treated with respect and that they have the opportunity to succeed without issues of racism, sexual harassement, or discrimination in the office.
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