Diversity in the Workplace

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"Diversity refers to human qualities that are different from our own and those of groups to which we belong; but that are manifested in other individuals and groups. Dimensions of diversity include but are not limited to: age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities / qualities, race, sexual orientation, educational background, geographic location, income, marital status, military experience, parental status, religious beliefs, work experience, and job classification." (Foothill-De Anza Community College District, 2015)

In a model world it would be assumed that everyone would be treated fairly when applying for a job and advancing within the field. The issue of discrimination due to diversity is still a major issue in today's time. Discrimination still plays a dominant role in the hiring, firing, and promoting of individuals. Diversity does not just include dissimilar races, but age, gender, and religion as well. Most people do not sit and analyze the larger picture. "Valuing diversity means creating a workplace that respects and includes differences, recognizing the unique contributions that individuals with many types of differences can make, and creating a work environment that maximizes the potential of all employees." (Foothill-De Anza Community College District, 2015)


Religion in the workplace is an area that most people try to stay away from. People are scared to address religion with the fear it may cause conflict. The truth is religion places a huge part of diversity in the workplace for the main reason that everyone has different beliefs. Organizations can not be accommodating to every small piece of religion to make every person within the company happy; in the end it would be too costly. They ca...

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