Discrimination can take all forms within the workplace. Racial, gender, social, religious… the list goes on. Add in all the business areas where discrimination can spring up — hiring, contracts, promotions, etc. — and this often subtle beast can easily infect an unsuspecting company.

While you probably don’t have the overt racial discrimination as depicted in this clip from the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic “Selma,” it can serve as a clear discussion starter for employees to examine and discuss all the forms discrimination might take in the workplace as well as how they can combat its insidious effects.

QUESTIONS

What types of discrimination, other than racial, have you heard of happening in the workplace?

What types of discrimination in business is easy to overlook? Why?

How might discrimination affect normal business decisions? How can it damage business?

How can a person know if discrimination is affecting their business decisions?

What should you do if you suspect any form of discrimination is happening in our company?

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Bryan Belknap, an award-winning screenwriter and speaker, is Creative Director at Resonate Pictures, which specializes in story-based training and branding films. His new ebook “How to Teach Ethics and Compliance with Hollywood Movie Clips” is available for free download.

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