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Running Head: Employment Issues Employment Issues Greg Davis, Brinasha Frazier, Nicole Brooks University of Maryland Global Campus 30 Aug 2019 New Brand Design, Inc., (NBD), a subsidiary of Colossal Corporation, is incorporated in Delaware but it is operating in a small Eastern European country called Serafini. Recently, two board members, Elena and Viktor, who are also local nationals from Serafini, filed a formal
Employment Issues 2 complaint against the NBD for unfair pay practices. Before they filed the complaint, the HR director, Max Ciccone, told them that they are receiving less pay when compared to their colleagues because they don’t have as much experience. However, both Elena and Viktor had as much or more experience than 30% of the board (leocontent.umuc.edu, 2019). Max, in consultation with operations in the US, decided to replace Elena and Viktor with two experienced employees; Michael and Beth. However, his plans were put on hold because Michael, who is 66, is older than Serafini's mandatory retirement age of 65 and the country denied his visa and work permit. Beth’s visa was also delayed because of the country's bias against women in management positions. Elena and Viktor, unaware of the situation, continue to work as they normally do (leocontent.umuc.edu, 2019). Human Resources departments have many roles within an organization; however, one role is to ensure the organization's climate promotes fairness, treats workers with respect and dignity, and protects the rights of employees as individuals (Gregg Learning, 2018). HR professionals should model ethical behavior in their interactions with leadership and employees at all levels of the organization (SHRM, 2018). In this case, Max Ciccone, the director of HR, as well as the operations department, created a climate that doesn't treat employees equitably or with dignity. The issues Max is having at NBD are most likely a result of his actions toward Elena and Viktor, and the decision to replace two local nationals with expatriates from the U.S.

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