Acme: Gender and Sizable Salary Increase

Topics: Gender, Salary, Bill Clinton Pages: 2 (615 words) Published: December 6, 2012
* Mr Joe Black an MBA and LAW degree holder has recently took over as a president of ACME Manufacturing which is family owned company and located in small eastern Arkansas. * After a short period of his joining , he find that, there was considerable inequality in the pay structure for salaried employees. * Major reason of inequality is due to sex discrimination. Former President thinks that women doesn't require much money and also he believes they supervised less-skilled employees than did the male supervisors. * Black hired a compensation consultant for job evolution from nearby University and study showed that HR director and 3 female supervisors were being underpaid. * Now Black was unsure what to do .IF underpaid female supervisors took the case to the EEOC office the company would be found guilty of sex discrimination and have to pay considerable back wages. * And if he increase the salary of female supervisors, male supervisors would be upset , * HR director agreed to take a sizable salary increase with no back pay, so this part of the problem was solved. Black believed he had four choices relative to the female supervisors: 1. To do nothing

2. To gradually increase the female supervisors' salaries. 3. To increase their salaries immediately.
4. To call the three supervisors into his office, discuss the situation with them, and jointly decide what to do. Q.1. What would you do if you were Black? ANS. IF I were Black then according to the situation and keeping the interest of the all employees, the first step would be to increase the salaries of female supervisors gradually over a period of time as raising it suddenly would upset the male supervisors because there won't be any increase in their salary at that point of time , while not increasing female supervisors salaries would lead to legal action against the firm. Discussing the situation with them personally by calling them in the office will also show biasness towards...
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