Research the cases and consider the HR implications. The cases are:
- The MeToo Movement
- Worker who saved dog from hot car fighting suspension
- Cannabis and the workplace
- Are Uber drivers employees?
Part A: For each of the four cases:
a. Outline what the case is about and who are the stakeholders.
b. Identify the legislation linked to HR that this case is about (or could be about) and explain how
the legislation applied in this case (or could apply).
c. How can the organizations and stakeholders involved in these cases deal with these issues
(legislation is only part of the answer) operationally?
d. Link the cases to the strategy material in the book. How can these cases be managed
I found the talk to be informative but slightly disorganized and the speaker to be open and not afraid to speak his mind even if his opinions were unpopular. During the talk, I learned some very interesting information such as Einstein’s history of social justice work and current research on diversity in different disciplines; however, the speaker chose to use an allegory type of storytelling that, if one did not listen intently to, was easy to lose track of. Throughout the talk and while answering questions, Gate was forthcoming on his personal views and beliefs whether the audience agreed with him or not. I believe this was especially relevant during the last question after the talk. The person asking the question seemed to be implying that ethnic diversity did not matter as long as there was “intellectual diversity”, which essentially reminded me of a person arguing that someone was “making something all about race”, and I believe Gate gave a wonderful answer which not only spoke on how ethnic diversity caused intellectual diversity but how it was essential for intellectual diversity. As a teacher, I am hoping to decorate my classroom with diverse scientists, not the same old white guys everyone thinks about when they think of science, and this talk provided me with even more anecdotal and research evidence of the importance of ensure my students see diversity in science. Note This is in reference to a study Gate mentioned that focused on the growth of economic bubbles in stock markets. The study found that the presence of minority traders suppressed the growth of bubbles in the stock market, like the housing bubble that caused the 2008 United States crash, and that these results could be reproduced in white majority nations and Asian majority nations. Work Cited Gates, Sylvester J. “What unique perspectives does a minority student bring to a physics classroom?” Barbara Meyers Pelson ’59 Lecture in Faculty-Student Engagement, The College of New Jersey, 21 March 2017, Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, NJ, Lecture.>