Cultural Diversity is about differences that exist in the workplace. The dimensions that coincide with cultural diversity include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states that no employee will be harassed or discriminated against on the basis of color, sex, race, age, national origin, religion, or disability (EEOC, 2010). This paper will demonstrate what happens when The Redwoods in Yosemite did not show that social and ethical responsibility and its existing compliance issues. This vacation-rental company should also understand the functionalities of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its role if a lawsuit is filed in court. Promoting social change occurs when understanding that the differences that arise in the workplace should be appropriately addressed preferably with the Human Resources department or they may end up as a lawsuit in court with the ending result costing $165,000 in compensation or more as presented in the real-life case presented in this paper.
Compliance Issue of Lawsuit
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, states that no employee will be harassed or discriminated against on the basis of color, sex, race, age, national origin, religion, or disability (EEOC, 2010). Resulting from this Act was a lawsuit filed in September, 2009 between the long-term seasonal Latino Housekeepers and a Non-Latino manager who defended the housekeepers against Wawona Property Management, Inc. who works under the name of The Redwoods in Yosemite, a vacation-home rental property. The employees who were from Salvadoran and Mexican decent were harassed and demeaned due to their national origin, all because the operations manager did not like minorities. The non-Latino manager was retaliated against because he fought to do the right thing in preventing the bad behavior from the operations manager. The employees were disciplined for calling in sick due to a family emergency, while non-Latino employees were...
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