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How can these issues be avoided
According to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) law provides a measure of employment opportunity and protection for people with serious medical disability (Deacon, 2007). The laws states that; individual has a well-recognized medical condition, the condition has been present or is anticipated to be present for less than 12 months, and the disability affects their normal everyday activities, require employers to make ‘reasonable’ work or workplace adjustments (Deacon, 2007).
Metropolitan Hospital can make adjustments to their hospital by promoted a healthy approach to encourage weight –loss. These include the following;
How can they be addressed when they occur?
In order for Metropolitan Hospital to make the best solution, they need to view the problem from different angles. Different viewpoints would certainly lead to disagreement. Therefore, the hospital could use the Team Management Wheel. This model highlights the different ways that team member approach work situations. The model consists of: reports, creator, explorer, assessor, thruster, concluder, controller, upholder, and The Linker role. This model will help the team makes a wiser decision. The Wheel highlights the diversity problem in a team and organization.
How does the workplace promote connections among a diverse workforce and a sense of team within the company or department?
In order for the hospital to promote connection among a diverse workforce and a sense of team within the company, the hospital should: changing perception of workplace diversity, elements of an inclusive corporate culture, the business case and HR's leadership role to maximize the benefits of a diverse workforce in a changing marketplace. Even though a broad range of issues is covered, it should be noted that "one size does not fit all," as organizations are in different stages of development regarding workplace diversity (Nancy, 2005). "Diversity represents a company's fundamental attitude that it not only respects and values the individuality of its employees but also understands how to tap the potentially significant contributions inherent in diversity." Alexandra Groess Allianz Group's International Diversity Project
How does the company or department handle issues of prejudice as well as discriminatory and exclusionary behavior?