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Lecture 8

Lecture 8-Employment Equity Feb 27


Department
Management (MGS)
Course Code
MGSC14H3
Professor
Andrew Stark
Lecture
8

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Week 8 - Employment equity
- intend and consequences is not enough to say that someone killed someone else
(if I want to chop down a tree, but lightning hit it and it died, I had the thoughts and I
acted on the intends, but I am not responsible for the death of the tree)
The workforces of business should reflect the ethics, gender, sexual orientation of the
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and wrong. Should there be law. Is it better to hire candidates who will contribute more to
the diversity of the business as oppose to the best person for the job.
Law: it is illegal to reject a candidate based upon their background etc. Is this enough?
Î insufficient . Actions need to be taken and should be enforced
Æaffirmative actionLVQ¶W that bias on itself? Because if people are already doing this,
why is affirmative doing this.
- LW¶V a flawed argument of affirmative action, both the intend and result of affirmative
differ from the kind of discrimination that we are trying to get rid of. We are trying to get
rid of the degrade and make fun of discrimination.
DOES affirmative action actually increase the discrimination against the group we are
trying to help
- resentment because they only got the job since they are a member of a disadvantaged
group
If you believe discrimination exist
- then affirmative action is there to help , but those that should not be hired is hired, and
there is resentment . However, if those hired actually know ability, then resentment will
disappear
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THE MARKET WILL BEAR WHAT THE MARKET JUSTIFIES
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