Women vs Walmart

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WOMEN VERSE WAL-MART Women Verse Wal-Mart, the Largest Class Action Lawsuit in History Jeremy Banks LEG100 October 31, 2012 Professor, Harden WOMEN VERSE WAL-MART Abstract Women nationwide have joined a class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart. The women are suing based on gender bias. They claim men are promoted faster and receive higher pay. This is especially noticed in the management ranks. The lawsuit could have been avoided with better training within the company. If the company trained managers in different or better ways of evaluation, the situation would have been avoided. The other training managers need is that is documentation. Everything that happens to an employee from the date of hire to the end…show more content…
The ethical considerations for a gender bias lawsuit can be difficult. First, there is the ethics held by the person who feels discriminated against and then you have the workplace as a whole. In the book “managers and the legal environment” it says WOMEN VERSE WAL-MART “the law does not prohibit all “bad” behavior. An action that is unethical may nonetheless be legal” (Bagley/Savage, 2010). Ethics is defined as the set of moral principles or values that defines right and wrong for a person or group. The problem with ethics in today’s world is most employees do not believe their organizations leadership is ethical. The other consideration is one of mistrust. Employees are afraid to report anything for fear of retaliation. Companies should think about having an ethics program. Essentially, ethics programs are meant to affect how people think about and address ethical issues that arise on the job. Gretchen Winter, vice president of business practices at Baxter International, puts it this way: By providing employees with ethics standards, training, and resources to get advice, organizations seek to create a work environment where (1) it’s okay for employees to acknowledge that they have an ethical dilemma, and (2) resources are readily available to guide employees in working through such dilemmas before making decisions (Joseph, 2000). In the workplace, there are two types of
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