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Runninga Head:a PERSONALa NARRATIVEa a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
a a a a a a a a a 1
Weeka 2a Assignmenta –a Personala Narrative
Strayera University
PERSONALa NARRATIVEa a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a 2
Ina mya professionala life,a aa specifica unethicala situationa thata Ia observeda involveda thea
discriminationa thata aa newa employeea faceda ina ana organizationa becausea hea belongeda toa thea Africana
Americana race.a Alla thea othera staffa membersa werea White,a anda hea wasa thea onlya non-whitea
member,a asa aa resulta ofa whicha hea wasa constantlya pickeda upona bya others,a includinga hisa colleaguesa
asa wella asa supervisors.a Employeea discriminationa isa aa seriousa unethicala behaviora thata maya
commonlya arisea ina thea contemporarya workplacea (Dietza &a Kleinlogel,a 2015).a Whena thea unethicala
behaviora ofa thea employeesa towardsa thea newa recruita firsta camea toa mya notice,a Ia wasa completelya
shockeda asa ita wasa highlya unprofessional.a Ita wasa againsta thea companya policya sincea thea employera
believeda ina creatinga ana inclusivea workplacea environmenta wherea everya individuala woulda bea fairlya
treateda withouta facinga anya kinda ofa discriminationa ona thea basisa ofa color,a age,a gendera ora othera
attributes.a
Aftera observinga howa thea newa employeea wasa beinga treated,a Ia trieda toa talka toa hima abouta thea
matter,a anda hea brokea downa ina fronta ofa me.a Ia felta extremelya bada fora hima asa hea wasa goinga througha
aa rougha timea becausea ofa hisa race.a Althougha hea hada thea potentiala toa contributea toa thea team,a thea
othera professionalsa dida nota givea hima ana opportunitya toa geta involveda ina importanta tasks,a
assignmentsa ora decisions.a Whilea interactinga witha hima abouta hisa experience,a Ia realizeda thata
inequalitya wasa lackinga ina thea workplace,a anda thea managementa wasa nota takinga anya measuresa toa
promotea inclusiona anda diversitya withina thea organization.a Ita hasa beena argueda thata racea isa ana
irrelevanta attributea thata maya bea givena higha importancea ina thea workplacea whilea evaluatinga anda
assessinga ana employeea (Kleina &a Shtudiner,a 2021).a Thea newa employeea wasa facinga
discrimination,a anda hea wasa unablea toa doa anythinga abouta it.a Whena Ia tolda hima thata hea shoulda speaka
PERSONALa NARRATIVEa a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a 3
toa hisa managera abouta thea problemsa relatinga toa thea discriminatorya behaviora thata hea wasa facing,a hea
stateda thata hisa managera woulda makea funa ofa hima ora nota paya attentiona toa hisa concerns.a
Biaseda behaviora ina thea workplacea ona thea basisa ofa someone’sa gender,a race,a color,a etc.,a isa
ana unethicala practice.a Asa Ia witnesseda thea existencea ofa unethicala practicesa withina thea
organization,a Ia decideda toa talka toa mya managera abouta it.a Hea appreciateda mea fora bringinga thea issuea
toa hisa notice,a asa hea wasa nota awarea ofa thea prevalencea ofa discriminatorya behaviora withina thea
organization.a Thea mattera wasa escalateda toa thea humana resourcea department,a anda aa formala warninga
wasa givena toa alla thea employeesa whoa hada evena discriminateda againsta thea newa Africana Americana
employee.a Aa ‘grievancea anda disciplinarya committee’a wasa seta soa thata unethicala practicesa coulda bea
escalateda ina aa systematica manner,a anda thea organizationala personnela woulda geta ana opportunitya toa
sharea theira concernsa anda directlya reacha thea managementa ora appropriatea authoritativea party.a Ia felta
relieveda whena Ia sawa thata thea newa employeea wasa treateda likea everyonea elsea ina thea organization.a
Aftera witnessinga thea discriminationa thata hea hada beena through,a Ia realizeda thea importancea ofa
adoptinga ethicala practicesa withina ana organizationa anda theira positivea impacta ona thea staffa members.a
a
References
Dietz,a J.,a &a Kleinlogel,a E.a P.a (2015).a Employmenta discriminationa asa unethicala behavior.a Ina Thea
Oxforda Handbooka ofa Workplacea Discrimination.a Oxforda Universitya Press.
Klein,a G.,a &a Shtudiner,a Z.a (2021).a Judginga severitya ofa unethicala workplacea behavior:a
Attractivenessa anda gendera asa statusa characteristics.a BRQa Businessa Researcha Quarterly,a
24(1),a 19-33.
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