Managing Diversity in the Workplace

1356 WordsOct 15, 20116 Pages
Intent vs. Perception. Antoinette Mayer worked for DigiSys, a multimillion dollar technology company where many of the company’s senior managers were retired military officers. Jay Strong, her boss, became very friendly in an awkward way with Mayer one day where his conversation moved from business topics to more personal conversation. As time progressed, he got “warmer” towards Mayer; seemed to encounter her more in the company cafeteria and requested more of her time under the pretense of gathering updates. After many encounters like this, she decided to do something about it so she went to the Human Resources vice president for assistance. He told her that he didn’t think she had much of a case. The company was full of military…show more content…
It can occur in a variety of situations: unwanted jokes, gestures, offensive words on clothing; Transmitting or posting emails or pictures of a sexual or other harassment-related nature; displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, or posters. Although it may cost Bliss a transfer or loss of training, Law’s behavior should be reported because it was very inappropriate. He has been esteemed as the best in his craft, but his raunchy, unprofessional behavior is unacceptable. Is Equal Fair? Moses Wu wanted to break into the circle of senior managers at ETech. He was an early recruit of ETech’s founding partners and had been at the firm since its establishment. He had the credentials and he knew the technology better than anyone, but he felt like he was hitting the “glass ceiling” and would be destined to quietly grind out new technologies from a lab bench the rest of his life. It had been three months since he had mentioned his desires to his boss but had not heard anything. Wu was the only Asian and nearly the only employee not born and raised in the West so he felt “different” in the offices and at the company’s after-hours events. Wu was not an aggressive person, but he was sought for his expertise and it was well received. Wu
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