Date of Defense




First Advisor

Lori Muse, Management

Second Advisor

Satish Deshpande, Management

Third Advisor

Jennifer Palthe, Management


Discrimination does not make good business sense; it causes tension and a decrease in productivity. Even though human rights laws vary from country to country, conforming with these laws makes business more cohesive and productive. Some of the many benefits include:

  • Increase the pool of potential employees and, therefore, the chances of getting the best person for the job,
  • Build morale and productivity of employees
  • Minimize complaints, disruptions and legal wrangles, leaving employees to focus on their work, and
  • Add to the bottom line and build the company's reputation in the community.

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the similarities and differences in employment laws in the United States and Australia.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access