5 Discussion “Unprotected Classes”
Many students are surprised to learn that employees may be fired for any reason not expressly prohibited by the law. As we have seen, the law requires employers to accommodate a fairly wide range of employee behaviors and conditions. However, there are still classes of employees and behaviors that are not protected by the federal law, e.g., sexual orientation or political affiliation. Should the law be expanded to cover additional classes and behaviors? Why or why not?
Please respond to the initial question by day 5 and be sure to post two additional times to peers and/or instructor by day 7. The initial post by day 5 should be a minimum of 150 words. If you use any source outside of your own thoughts, you should reference that source. Include solid grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling.
W5 Discussion #1
Please share a team-building exercise that you have participated in at your workplace or a former workplace. It can be a full team-building activity, an icebreaker, etc. Please briefly outline the activity, discuss how the activity went overall, what you gained personally from participating, and how you believe the components of the activity were targeted to improving an element of organizational behavior, i.e. communication, identification of personality traits, conflict resolution, increased collaboration, etc. Please support your viewpoints based upon your perception of the activity that other learners will be able to assess and debate within our weekly discussion forum.
W5 Discussion #2
Provide your personal summary on the article Neuroscience of Engagement by David Rock & Dr. Yiyuan Tang. What were your primary takeaways from this article based upon your perception? Was there anything that you disagreed with in the article based upon your professional experience? Please provide 1-2 examples to support your viewpoints that other learners will be able to assess and debate within our weekly discussion forum.