Ethical Issues in Hiring

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Ethical Issues in Management: Hiring Hiring is an everyday function of all businesses, when hiring, there are numerous policies and procedures that are required and must be followed. This will guide and address the directives that businesses should follow to meet the terms of the law and guarantee that the business is not showing prejudice against any group, but that the company hires the person most qualified without regard to race, religion, gender or creed. There are many moral and ethical issues faced each day by managers who are involved in the hiring process. Today’s hiring managers must always adhere to the laws that are written to protect the applicants. The manager must put all biases aside and hire the right person…show more content…
In addition to choosing this group, as you can see, the group is very diverse. It appears that almost all demographics are in the final interview group and four of the 10 are men. It is apparent that the company respects the EEOC laws. Bob Smith, the manager, rejects all the applicants stated, “I want an employee who can properly speak the English language and who is not handicapped, as appearance is everything.” This is a clear violation of the EEOC laws, which state: “Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; and Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments” (The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Website, 2002). The hiring manager immediately advised Bob that he was in violation of these laws and that if these applicants, who meet the minimum requirements, are not considered, the company could face a potential lawsuit. It is apparent that Bob has diversity issues. Instead of adhering to Bob’s disturbing comments on these qualified candidates, the company saw a significant issue with Bob and fired Bob. The company interviewed all of the candidates and happily hired Santos Riveria as the receptionist. Santos
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