Directions: Answer 3 of the following questions. Each answer must be at least 1/2 page in length. Remember to use proper APA citations in all of your responses.

  • Federal laws protect individuals and groups from employment discrimination based on such factors as race sex, age, disability, and so on. Is this sufficient, or should additional “protected classes” such as sexual orientation be established? Why or why not?
  • Is it realistic to believe that performance ratings can be used to make administrative decisions (pay, promotion, discharge) and the performance appraisal process can still be an effective tool for employee development? Why or why not?
  • Do you believe that local governments have a responsibility to help employees with health problems not related to their work environment? Why or why not?