Industrial Organizational PsychologyLegal Issues in the Workplace

Workplace Discrimination 12 Danger Zones

In this supervisor training video, a diverse group of co-workers is waiting to hear about a big promotion. The group discusses how they would enjoy the promotion.

Supervisors Robert and Kevin mull over their options and make discriminatory comments about the candidates. They discuss gender, disability, disease, race, sexuality, and reverse racism. After the clip ends, a roundtable discussion occurs in which two men discuss protected characteristics of employees and how the supervisors used those characteristics to determine who received a promotion.

What are federally protected classes? Were any of those protected classes NOT discussed in this clip?

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