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You
are the manager for a fifty-person firm that specializes in the development and
marketing of plastics technologies. When you were hired, you felt the
company had little idea what you should be paid and just made up a
number, which you were able to negotiate to a slightly higher
salary. While you have been on the job for three months, you have
noticed a few concerning things in the area of multiculturalism, besides
the way your salary was offered. The following are some of those items:

1. You
know that some of the sales team, including the sales manager, get
together once a month to have drinks at a strip club.

2. A
Hispanic worker left the organization, and in his exit interview, he
complained of not seeing a path toward promotion.

3. The
only room available for breast-feeding mothers is the women?s restroom.

4. The
organization has a policy of offering $200 to any employee who refers
a friend, as long as the friend is hired and stays at least six months.

5. The
manufacturing floor has an English-only policy.

6. You
have heard managers refer to those wearing turbans in a derogatory way.

What
do you think needs to be done to create a more inclusive environment without
losing the culture of the company? What suggestions would you make to
those involved in each of the situations?