Week 5 DB Due by day 5

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Week 5 DB Due by day 5 Identify possible ethical issues involved with the dominance of large retailers (e.g., Wal-Mart, Home Depot, etc.). Explain your position regarding these issues and propose possible solutions for avoiding such issues if possible. Greetings Class, Home Depot has had some serious issues just as Wal-Mart when it came down to discrimination of employees, but they have the extra added section of contractors. In August 2004, as a result of an approved settlement, the U.S. District Judge ordered Home Depot to pay $5.5 million to current and former employees, as well as significant injunctive relief. Like many other large corporations, when there is a settlement, there is no admission of wrong doing. Home Depot has had a long history of not dealing with issues of gender discrimination. As a recent blogger put it, "If Home Depot was serious about handling their longstanding gender decimation issues, it would have done so."
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Unformatted text preview: There are several things Home Depot can do to end their ethical issues: 1) Stop systematically sexually harassing and discriminating against women, especially in their merchandising organization 2) Submit gender and race employment information as promised in 2002 to the shareholders (owners) of the company 3) Comply with federal and state regulations on contraception coverage, wage discrimination and civil rights issues (especially since they are federal contractors 4) Stop encouraging and allowing claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation to go uninvestigated or unchecked 5) Hold the perpetrators of these actions accountable to their moral turpitude contract clauses and their largely ignored Code of Ethics and HR SOPs. www.scribd.com/doc/11656727/Home-Depot-Case-5 www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/8-25-04.cfm...
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