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Transcript of Discrimination
Table of contents
1. Types of discrimination - Causes of discrimination
2. Discrimination in the workplace: Muslims in Germany
3. How to prevent discrimination as a manager
4. How to deal with discrimination as an employee
5. Respectful cooperation - Bremen
in the workplace !
How to prevent discrimination as a manager
A good example
the work council and the employer at the
Steel Company Bremen
Follow the law
Germany: General Equal Treatment Act of 2006
Give employees the right to claim legally against employers
Hiring a diverse group of employees
Employees learn to understand other cultures
Ensure that discrimination is stopped in all departments
Offer participation in seminars and sensitivity workshops
Evaluate employee needs
Talk to employees and get feedback
Employees begin to feel respected and valued
How to deal with discrimination as an employee
Make your employer aware
Keep a diary
Prove your case
Review the law
Contact a lawyer
Discrimination in the workplace:
Muslims in Germany
In job-interview context: lower level of qualification and lower productivity
Fear of financial losses
Empirical study - Higher qualified job
“Skilled German Muslims
held back by stereotypes”
Women wearing a
headscarf fell especially
excluded from the job market
Types of discrimination
Unjustified or incorrect attitude towards an individual based on the individual's membership of a social group
Behavior or actions towards an individual especially on the basis of sex and race f.e.
4th December, 2014 10:15 am
I was standing by the copy machine on 3rd floor when Sandra Osterrieder (supervisor) said: "I hope you realize that I won't have to put up with an old goat like you for much longer, because as soon as you turn 60 I'm going to fire you."
Nils Reetz and Julian Wahlers (coworkers) overheard the conversation.
"Everyone is a little bit responsible for herself/himself when it comes to discrimination!"
Kim, Claudia, Ferhat, Lina
Causes of discrimination
9 % of the workforce
Most frequent reason: Age discrimination
Consequence: Increases health issues; slows productivity