Managing cultural diversity and putting a stop to discrimination in the workplace is important. Corporations should maintain equity and inclusion for their workforce and develop ways to continually motivate employees. This also implies that management must be committed to measurable change within the organization. When employees and management become well versed on functioning within a globally diverse environment it is a triumph for parties involved. Today's corporations have a diverse mix based upon gender, race, ethnicity, age, gender, and national origin.
As the population increases, gender, and age discrimination are becoming "hot topic' issues. Women now "face the possibility of double discrimination for both age and gender" (Strain, 2012). These laws are violated daily all across the United States. Age discrimination makes it illegal to victimize employees over the age of 40.
Workplace discrimination can be a tricky situation. To minimize discrimination in the workplace seminars, training classes, and other resources should be put into practice to inform employees. By providing this information employers and employees can be educated in encouraging tolerance and awareness; it can also prevent discrimination, harassment, and workplace violence. Once educated in diversity enforcement of the equal opportunity guidelines will also help maintain evenhandedness among all ethnicities and sexes and promote equality, this can also diminish the likelihood of an employer accused of showing preferential treatment.