by Caballero, Yenie Cruz, Gia Exantus, Jean Gethers, Brenda
You are a mid-manager in a large company. You have a supervisor position reporting to you that is now vacant . You have identified your preferred candidate , but your boss is blocking the promotion.
You believe his actions are racially and/or sexually-motivated , because the individual you want to promote is an African-American woman .
Is it discrimination? Adverse Action: Blocked Promotion
Get Confirmation before taking it up to Human Resources!
An African American female employee is not being promoted to a supervisory position.
REMIND your superior that an employee or applicant who feels discriminated against can:
Sue the company for discrimination
File a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Commission
Go to the Media
Principles of non discrimination which emphasizes that opportunities in education, employment, advancement, benefits and resource distribution, and other areas should be freely available to all citizens irrespective of their age, race, sex religion, political association, ethics origin, or any other individual or group characteristic unrelated to ability, performance, and qualification.
Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Hispanic or Latino And…Multiracial.
SNAPSHOT OF DISCRIMINATION CHARGE FILINGS WITH THE EEOC NATIONWIDE http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/3-5-08.cfm
1) Document the refusal to promote the candidate either via email or memorandum. 2) Take the issue to Human Resources. Step 5.
You might be thinking… “ Reporting this may result in my higher up being terminated…” What else can you do? If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
To conclude after careful thought and consideration of the situation at hand, my fellow group members and myself feel that personal preferences should not be brought into business matters.
As long as the applicant meets the required requisites for the job he/she should be equally considered for the job just as any other individual would. Racial and sexual discrimination is not only illegal worldwide but completely unethical when basing decisions regarding your business. – Yenie Caballero
If you feel you have been discriminated against and you are a member of a protected class: