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Working for Inclusion: Addressing Legal and Ethical Safeguards for LGBTQ Employees

  • Elizabeth F. R. GingerichEmail author
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Abstract

Hiring and advancing individuals based upon talent, credentials, proven performance, and level of determination is often obscured by exclusionary employment practices and discriminatory – whether latent and patent – mindsets. While ethical workplace decisions are generally predicated upon a fundamental understanding of fairness and a commitment to making the right decisions for all workers, oftentimes employers fail to exercise uniform and equitable judgment until there is mandatory direction. Thus, ethics in the workplace often starts with the law, its comprehensive understanding, and the unwavering compliance with all relevant legislative enactments. In recent years, judicial interpretation of anti-gender discrimination laws in the USA has embraced a more liberal definition and application, arguably fostering a more inclusive atmosphere in the workplace.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Valparaiso UniversityValparaisoUSA

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