Title VII and Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Competence
Discrimination in all its guises undermines employee loyalty, lowers or destroys morale, and diminishes productivity and quality of work. For both ethical and business reasons, it is incumbent upon you as a manager to prevent and remedy discrimination in the workplace.
In this assignment, you will develop a persuasive slide presentation to educate fellow managers on the need for cultural competency in an organization. (This can be one for which you currently work, have worked for in the past, or another company with 15 or more employees that you research.)
Instructions: Address the following in your presentation:
- Appraise the level of racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in the organization, particularly in relation to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and identify what forms of discrimination it expressly prohibits.
- Describe a federal court case in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued a for-profit corporation for violating one of the forms of discrimination covered under Title VII and that could also happen to your organization. Show why your organization could be culpable of legal violations with regard to discrimination.
- Analyze a competitor to your organization with regard to its success in managing and promoting a diverse workforce according to Title VII. Compare and contrast the two organizations on policies that (a) ignore or mishandle discrimination, and (b) prevent and remedy discrimination.
- Make suggestions for how your organization should move forward in educating employees
about diversity and inclusion and for implementing new policies.