You’re the head of HR in a large bank. Your company has recently committed to a new gender quota, encouraging more diversity into leadership positions within the workplace.
Mark has recently interviewed for the vacant position of Head of Everyday Banking. The role was given to Linda, who was an external hire. It had been informally suggested to Mark by his manager that his performance was on track to be successful in the role. Mark believes Linda’s appointment was not fully based on merit, but to satisfy the new quota. Mark intends on making a formal complaint and contacting the media, and has informed you he’s looking at alternative employment at other banks.
What would you do?
- What is the ethical tension presented here?
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