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Thinking about your own experiences, how would you answer the following:
Q 1. Imagine that you are a manager in a company, and you hire a male employee for your Finance Department in September. You do not expect to hire anyone else. However, with sales growing rapidly, in November, you do decide to add an additional employee for the Finance Department, and you hire a woman.
Each will do very similar types of work. Each has about the same level of experience and the same educational background although the man has an additional bachelor’s degree in a somewhat unrelated field. The jobs you hire them for have essentially the same set of responsibilities and duties for each.
You offered each one the salary that each asked for in their job interview and on their job application. The male was given his asking salary of $65,000 and the female was given her asking salary of $55,000.
a) Did you act legally in hiring them at the different salaries? Did you act ethically in hiring them at the different salaries? Explain and support your responses with references from the text or other sources. Does the Equal Pay Act come into play?
b) When each finds out what the other is making (and they always will in the real world), the woman comes to you and demands a raise in January. Would you give it to her? How might you respond?
c) What would you do if you only had $120,000 to use for the two positions and you couldn’t afford to give her the raise even if you wanted to?
d) Would you act differently if the woman had been given the higher salary and the man had been given the lower salary?
**The comment based on Extended Definition Essay. and it should be two paragraphs (minimum 5 sentences for each one )
Note: For comment, I will prove the essay. And textbook (Chapter 13) for Q1.