Breaking the Racial Glass Ceiling

There have been hundreds of years of prejudice that humanity has tolerated and suffered through for so many years and, while the fight for equality and justice for all humanity has been ongoing out of recent years, it is hard not to see racial discrimination—especially when you experience it in your own workplace. After all, this is the 21st century. This is, supposedly, an age of modernity and acceptance – where and when a more complex understanding of human nature is expected of the modern business owner. But there are some things about racial discrimination that isn’t even outwardly discussed but internally learned and accepted as fact, as if some forms of racism have been accepted as the norm when that should never be the case and should not, especially in times like these, be tolerated.

Be this racial discrimination be at home or at work – it is of the utmost importance to practice equal treatment for all involved in order for there to be progress and a better understanding and empathy towards one another.

On the website, there are many claims and cases that address racial discrimination in the workplace, which tells us that this is still a very real thing in society today. The difference these days, in this century, is that there are laws that protect people of various ethnicities from discrimination of this nature. It is also a lie that only white people can practice racist behavior as presuming that all whites are racist is, in fact, a racist claim to make. The law is meant to protect all people – but the most predominant cases are towards people of color or towards people of different religious beliefs or nationalities.

Historical implications of a particular nation, for example, could be used in order to assume the worst of any one person or group of people. This should not be the case. In your work place today, do you see people practicing racial discrimination towards someone else?

Be a part of the solution, not the problem.

Things You Need to Know About Functional Capacity Testing

There are some injuries from which you can easily recover. Things like maybe a scratch on your arm or leg are things that are practically inconsequential that the worst things that can leave is a barely noticeable scar. Those injuries are fine and they can be lived with. However, some injuries can cause so much damage to a person that it could change how and who they are within a single moment. That is why there is a need for Functional Capacity Testing, otherwise known as Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE).

According to the WorkSTEPS website, these standard testing protocols are necessary in order to see if the injured employee is fit or capable enough to return to work or if the given worker needs to be given a new position in order to accommodate the given injury. These injuries are not necessarily confined to physical injuries, even, as they also account for mental or emotional trauma.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), for example, is a mental condition that is often sparked by sudden or unexpected trauma which a person could suffer after an intense physical injury. The physical injury might heal, in time, but PTSD attacks the mind and it can be very difficult to work with. There are night terrors that are often prominent in someone who suffers from this condition as well as recurring flashbacks or panic attacks if triggered even by the most seemingly harmless circumstance or phrase. There are other mental conditions that have, more or less, the same effects but this is the most prominent and common scenario in the public sphere today.