cultural diversity final paper

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The Discrimination of Nonnative Speakers in the Workplace
Melissa LeClaire
Chamberlain College of Nursing
SOCS-350N-21227: Cultural Diversity in the Professions
Fall Term September 2014
Latino, Woman and Accent Discrimination Maria, an employee of Latino decent feels she was unfairly eliminated for a promotion because of her distinct accent; she has filed a complaint alleging the company has engaged in discriminatory practices.
Maria is a good employee but is often loud and aggressive in her approach to co-workers and supervisors. The employee record shows there were problems with tardiness and attendance and twice supervisors for these infractions have counseled her. Maria has pointed out that she is the only
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