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CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Name HONG SHU Email address [email protected] Assessment Case study Please read through the following case studies. Reflect on your learning and your own research within this unit. Prepare a response that responds to each of the issues presented below. Your responses must reflect your knowledge, skills, and application for this unit. Scenario 1 Danielle is the practice manager of a large dental practice in the city. She is the only female staffer at management level. The CEO often refers to her as the ‘office mum’ although no male manager is ever referred to as the ‘office dad’. He also expects her to handle office birthdays and always asks her to organise coffee for their monthly managerial meetings. Danielle is becoming really frustrated with these requests and the ‘office mum’ label. She tells her CEO of her concerns, and he responds by telling her that she is being ‘overly sensitive’. Do you believe that the CEO is displaying any sexist behaviour, or is Danielle being overly sensitive? Outline your reasons for your response. Outline at least three strategies that Danielle could use to curb this behaviour while still remaining respectful to her CEO and colleagues. When Danielle told her CEO of her concerns, and he responds by telling her that she is being ‘overly sensitive’, he clearly said that because he wanted to cover his actions. This seems to be a humiliating behaviour which comes in workplace bullying. Discrimination based on a protected trait in employment, equal employment opportunity, workplace relations and human rights laws. Protected traits include race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family or career’s responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin. 1. If her CEO will continue to say or do something that is sexist, she could tell him if he would do or say the same thing if she was a man. She can explain the sexual orientation discrimination in a nonthreatening way, even with a sense of humour, but her point that she’s being treated differently will definitely stand. 2. When her CEO asks her to organise coffee for their monthly managerial meetings she has to ask “Why?” She can ask him for a simple explanation, by saying something like, “I’ve noticed that I’ve been asked to organise coffee for our monthly managerial meetings. I know I make great coffee, but is there some reason that my co-workers never get asked to do it?” Simply pointing out what’s going on may be enough to make her CEO realize that he isn’t being equitable in distributing office tasks.

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