Protected categories in employment | Discussion Post Help
Please answer the questions below. Use question and answer (Q&A) format for your response; in other words, include the original question along with your answer in the reply. Within your post, support your responses with information from at least two reputable sources (library and/or Web-based) and provide the full citation at the end. Use APA format for your references. Bring in your own personal experiences, if applicable.
For this Module 1 Discussion, you will first be asked to react to a video report and then do some research and comment on some international aspects of protected categories in employment.
In March 2017, the European Court of Justice ruled that employers may ban Islamic headscarves. As long as all religious symbols are also treated the same way, the court said no discrimination can be claimed.
Watch the video report from Deutsche Welle (DW) Brent Goff Reports for background and then address the discussion questions.
Brent Goff Reports. (2017, March 14). In Europe, no religion at work [Video]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LemKVWkoeXE
- How do you think the European case discussed in the video report would be decided in the United States? Why? Explain and support your answer.
- Select a category (age, race, religion, marital status, criminal/incarceration history, pregnancy, sex, sexual identity, education level, parenthood, national origin, dress, economic status, military status, and so forth).
- In the United States, how are individuals in the category that you selected protected from discrimination in employment? Be specific. Give examples.
- For the category you have selected, how are U.S. protections different from or similar to protections in another country (You choose the country to make the comparison).