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To what extent do LGBTQ+ community members experience discrimination in the food and beverage industry

Molloy, Sinead (2018) To what extent do LGBTQ+ community members experience discrimination in the food and beverage industry. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The following paper shall discuss and explore to what extent do LGBTQ+ community members experience discrimination in the food and beverage industry. Beginning with an introduction, to define and explain what discrimination and sexual orientation is. Highlighting how current this topic is, sexual orientation only became a protected ground in 2003 in the Employment Equality Act. The aims of the paper is to evaluate how many people are ‘out’ in their workplace; this refers to, if one openly admits and expresses their sexual orientation. How discrimination, if experienced, presents itself and what kind of policies are companies offering to help their employees. It will review previous research and academic studies that exist in the field regarding all elements of sexual discrimination in any workplace, not specifying it to any industry. Next to highlighting the reasoning for the methodology; in depth interviews. In depth, interviewing allows the research to gather vast detailed information on a specific topic. It will gather, analysis and conclude all the relevant information in an attempt to answer the hypothesis. Revealing surprising conclusions such as 40% of participants are not out in their workplace and 0% of organisations offered formal policies. Lastly, the paper recommends areas for further research, such as how relative the industry is to the results and what factor does age play.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Discrimination
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Hospitality Industry
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 10:51
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 10:51
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3268

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