Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action 

Each of us is hired to help an organization perform at its best and provide quality services. We expect the organization and our co-workers to treat us with respect and help us to develop personally and professionally in the workplace. While pursuing employment opportunities, such as applying for a new job or a promotion, though, one may be faced with discrimination based on factors unrelated to ability to do the job. This discrimination and harassment may be based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ethnicity or national original, veteran status, disability, or other classes protected by law. Anti-discrimination laws help ensure that potential and existing employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. These laws also help maintain a workplace where all employees can work, remain productive, advance, and develop to their fullest potential. Still, discriminative practices of the past continue in subtle ways and have created a workforce that is not as diverse as it should be. Affirmative action refers to a set of practices designed to correct the trends created by past discrimination. It is important for you to understand what affirmative action is and how it may apply to you and your organization. This course has been prepared with these objectives in mind.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health, Licensed and Certified Home Health, Personal Assistance Services, Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators


This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-AFFACT
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe affirmative action and its benefits
List recruiting, hiring, and promotion practices for persons with disabilities
List affirmative action techniques for minorities, women, and veterans

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: What is Affirmative Action? A. Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity B. The Benefits of Affirmative Action C. Affirmative Action Plan D. Section Summary Section 3: Recruiting, Hiring, and Promoting People with Disabilities A. The Americans with Disabilities Act B. Myth or Fact? ADA Skills C. Job Analysis D. Basic Skills E. Medical Information F. Accommodations G. Worksite Accessibility H. Interviewing Persons with Disabilities I. Disability-Friendly Strategies for the Workplace J. Section Summary Section 4: Minorities, National Origin, Women, and Veterans A. National Origin B. Race C. Veterans D. Women E. Did you know? F. Let’s Review G. Section Summary Section 5: Best Practices A. Best Practices B. Best Practices Overview C. Recruitment and Hiring D. Advancement and Promotion E. Terms and Conditions F. Termination and Downsizing G. Section Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Course Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References

Instructor: David Morstad, M.Ed.
David Morstad, M.Ed., has served as a Corporate Director of Training, VP/Communications, and is a veteran of nearly forty years in the human services field. He is a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and a sought-after writer and speaker on issues of leadership in the disability field. Disclosure: David Morstad, M.Ed. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; Entry, Intermediate level Human Resource Professional; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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