ISSN : 2047-2528

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PEOPLE MANAGEMENT AND THE COMMITMENT OF BRAZILIAN ORGANIZATIONS TOWARDS DIVERSITY: THE CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING THEORY IN PRACTICE
 
Neide Lúcia de Oliveira Almeida, Edna Ribeiro Alves and Emmanuel Paiva de Andrade
 
 
This study has attempted to identify how Brazilian companies disclose their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transvestite, transsexual and transgendered individuals (LGBT) in their workforce, by comparing practices to models existent in literature. The research had an exploratory nature, affiliated to a post-critical perspective. Document analysis was conducted in the websites of 66 sustainable companies identifying the ones which formally publish their diversity-fostering policies that benefit LGBT workers specifically. Despite the growth in the theme of diversity in literature in the last few years, the efforts directed to the human rights of LGBT individuals in companies considered to be socially responsible and committed to human rights has not increased in the same rate. Results show little to no action being carried out, if compared to global expectations and, in national terms, the road is still long for progress on the theme to be achieved.

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