M3.3 Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Workplace or Family Friendly Workplaces

M3.3 Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Workplace or Family Friendly Workplaces

What is the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993?

Choose one discussion prompt below to respond to: A – Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Workplace, or B — Family Friendly Workplaces. The post needs to be at least 275 words
A. Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Workplace:
Consider the race, ethnicity and gender issues in the workplace materials you reviewed within this module as well as chapter 4 in textbook. You are also free to consider other related sources that you may find on your own! Respond to the following:
Individualistic explanations alone cannot account for racial and ethnic inequality in the workplace. Using your sociological imagination, identify and discuss some of the structural, social and/or cultural barriers that may account for racial, ethnic or gender discrimination in the workplace.
B. Family Friendly Workplaces:
What is the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993? How does it impact the workplace and it’s workers? What are the limitations of this act?

Describe your idea of a family friendly workplace and see how many of your classmates would want to work at your firm. Be sure to take the following into consideration: Will your firm be profitable? Will service to your clients or customers be negatively affected by a family friendly model? Will employees without families feel the benefits discriminate against those without families?

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