Iscovering if there i equality and diversity in a company protomion of a female.

You have been asked to look into a companys promotion policy. Maria, a person of Latino ancestry, has filed a complaint that she was unfairly eliminated for consideration for a promotion because of her distinctive accent. She is a second generation native-born American citizen with a graduate degree, and has been with the company for 10 years and in her current position for 7. Alex, the person who received the promotion, is an Anglo, also has a graduate degree, but has less time either with the company or in the position. He is, however, considered to be an Up and comerand has better job evaluations than Maria. Maria points out that she is not only the only Latina, she is the only person of color and the only woman in the department. She claims that her lower evaluations reflect a built-in bias on the part of her White male supervisors. She also states that she was told by her supervisor that she was not being promoted because he feared that their clients would have trouble understanding her accent. She alleges that the company is engaging in discriminatory practices.

The company argues that Maria is a good employee but is often loud and aggressive in her approach to co-workers and supervisors and has had some problems with attendance and tardiness. She has been counseled twice by her supervisor for tardiness, and once for absence. Each time she gave family problems as reasons. She explained that in each case a family member needed help and it was her duty to be there for the family member. When the issue of accent was introduced, it was acknowledged that it was a major consideration but was not because of discrimination. Maria often spoke very rapidly, and her accent made understanding difficult when she did. The company alleges that the ability to communicate clearly was an essential component of the job in question. Evaluate the situation. Are there indications of structural or individual discrimination involved or prejudicial attitudes? Is there any indication that Maria was unfairly treated? Is the company within its rights to expect its employees who communicate directly with customers to speak in unaccented English? Regardless of your findings, come up with a plan to avoid this sort of thing from happening again.
Final Paper
Category Points % Description
Content 105 70.2 Addresses each component of the chosen topic scenario, integrating concrete examples and strategies, and uses information from sources to support points.
Documentation & Formatting 15 10 Follows correct APA format, including a Title page and reference page with at least four credible sources.
Organization & Cohesiveness 10 6.6 Cohesive and well organized, with a clear introduction and a conclusion that summarizes the paperas key points.
Editing 10 6.6 Uses proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Length 10 6.6 Meets minimum length requirement of six to eight pages of text.
Total 150 100 A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
a? Include a Title page in APA format. For information on APA formatting, please see the APA reference materials located in your Syllabus.
a? Include an introductory paragraph that introduces your chosen scenario and previews the main topics your paper will cover.
a? Include a concluding paragraph that summarizes your main points and the benefits of learning about the issues youave discussed.
a? Use headers to organize your paper and divide into sections as appropriate.
a? Include a Reference page in APA format, with at least four credible sources.
a? Check to be sure youave covered all the questions posed in your topic scenario and that youave provided clear strategies for problems that have been presented.