The Reverse Discrimination Challenge

The Reverse Discrimination Challenge
Organization's vision of diversity should not be one of creating a separate or special privilege which is viewed as an unfair treatment or reservation.

We have been discussing the merits,challenges and business reasons of having a diverse workforce. However,there is always another side to every story and in this case too,as an organization,one must have a balanced approach so that the situation of Reverse Discrimination does not arise. In our enthusiasm to become diverse,we may sometimes marginalize the majority group within the
workforce. The important element to understand is that the organization’s vision of diversity should not be one of creating a separate or special privilege which is viewed as an unfair treatment or reservation. The vision or approach should be one of inclusion and embracing differences. The underlying message should always hinge on the individual’s performance and capabilities in the role he or she is assigned.

While this is not recognized as a serious concern area in India as yet, reverse discrimination lawsuits seem to be on the increase in the United States. In India,since regulations related to having a diverse workforce are not in place, the private sector has the ability to...

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Simran Oberoi

is currently Product Sales Leader for Human Capital Solutions, South Asia at Aon. She has HR Advisory, Knowledge Development and Research expertise of around 2 decades in areas such as Compensation & Rewards, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, with firms like Hewitt Associates(Aon), PwC, Hay Group/Korn Ferry and SHRM India. She is the Visiting Faculty for the HR Elective Course - Diversity and Inclusion at the Workplace for reputes institutes.

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Simran Oberoi

is currently Product Sales Leader for Human Capital Solutions, South Asia at Aon. She has HR Advisory, Knowledge Development and Research expertise of around 2 decades in areas such as Compensation & Rewards, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, with firms like Hewitt Associates(Aon), PwC, Hay Group/Korn Ferry and SHRM India. She is the Visiting Faculty for the HR Elective Course - Diversity and Inclusion at the Workplace for reputes institutes.

Dec. 2022 Issue

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