A line manager at Clearwater Electronics has just hired a female employee who is pregnant. Her baby is due at the same time production peaks, which is extremely inconvenient for the line manager, who is responsible for production numbers. The line manager did not know the employee was pregnant when he hired her. He has now hinted to the employee that her pregnancy will make it harder for her to do her job in the hope that with enough hints, the employee will decide to quit or transfer to another position. Clearwater Electronics has a strong policy to prevent and address employment discrimination. Why should the HR director become involved in this situation instead of leaving it up to the line manager to handle?
- The HR director is responsible for ensuring the company maintains a culture of kindness and respect for all.
- The HR director will be reprimanded if the employee files a complaint against the company.
- The HR director is legally responsible to enforce all antidiscrimination laws.
- The HR director is responsible for protecting the company against complaints brought by disgruntled employees.