Business Ethics

Job discrimination (Chapter 11, pages 401–433), is the topic for this week. We will explore areas such as disparity, affirmative action policies, bias wage systems, hostile work environments, sexual harassment, and many other job discrimination topics.

For this week’s discussion, think about the concept of comparable work for comparable pay. Most companies provide a job description that details the work involved for the positions, the expected experience and education needed to properly do the work, as well as the physical abilities needed to hold the positions. The applicant is aware of the requirements needed and makes the decision to submit an application, cover letter, and resume.

In this week’s discussion, you will provide your opinion on the hiring process and the determination of the wages to possibly avoid wage discrimination based on gender.

Respond to the following:

You might be familiar with how the television show The Voice works. The judges do not see the singer until after they hear the singer and make the choice to accept the person onto their team. Do you think if all of the names were removed from application documents prior to presentation for candidate selection, and a set wage was assigned before a face-to-face interview was held, that it would help to reduce the gender disparity in wages, since the potential for gender identity is not disclosed prior to interview selection? Explain your answer.