American Society of Civil Engineers

Diversity Discussions

by Miriam B. Hull

Leadership and Management in Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2002, pp. 26-29, (doi:

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Document type: Feature Article
Abstract: Various topics in the area of diversity are treated in epistolary fashion. The letters deal with such aspects as the reasons for turnover among minority employees, the economic justification for investments in diversity training, and the steps to be taken by an employee who feels himself the victim of discrimination on religious grounds. An employer’s questions concerning a company’s responsibilities when hiring a person with a physical disability are addressed, as are inquiries from a male complaining of sexual harassment by female coworkers.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Minority groups
People with disabilities