Gender Identity and Equal Employment Opportunity Research Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

Gender Identity and Equal Employment Opportunity
A discussion on whether a Fortune 500 company should include gender identity into their equal employment opportunity (EEO) policy.
# 119621 | 1,993 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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In many boardrooms throughout the country, the sexual orientation and gender identity of their employees have entered the discussion on the policy for an equal employment opportunity (EEO). This paper is intended for management in a major corporation who are deciding whether they should include gender identity into their EEO policy. By providing background on societal changes, studies on affirmative action, definitions of certain gender terms, and specific examples of rising gender concerns in the workforce, this paper recommends that a major corporation include gender identity into the EEO policy.

Executive Summary
Background of the Problem
Statement of the Organization's Interests in this Issue
Pre-Existing Policies
Policy Options
Pros and Cons

From the Paper:

"Less than ten years ago, none of the major corporations in America had included gender identity within their policies on employee rights and discrimination. As the expressions of the male and female genders blur and as new conflicts regarding gender rise within the workforce, it has been important for corporations to explore this with respect to employee rights and provide protection for their employees based on gender expression. For instance, it has often been thought that gender stereotyping has been a woman's problem. However, according to the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition, male-to-male gender harassment is on the rise ( Additionally, many believe that it is only gay and transgender individuals who become targets for gender harassment. "

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Jones, D. (June 2004). Screwing diversity out of the workers. Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol 17, Issue 3, p. 281-291.

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APA Format

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"Gender Identity and Equal Employment Opportunity" 12 May 2010. Web. 28 January. 2022. <>