Essay about Oppression Is Unjust Or Cruel Exercise Of Authority

1007 Words Sep 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Merriam-Webster defines Oppression as unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power/ something that oppresses especially in being an unjust or excessive exercise of power and if we did a little deeper Merriam-Webster also says that the legal definition of Oppression is as follows Unlawful, wrongful, or corrupt exercise of authority by a public official acting under color of authority that causes a person harm b. dishonest, unfair, wrongful, or burdensome conduct by corporate directories or majority shareholders threat entitles minority shareholders to compel involuntary dissolution of the corporation c. inequality of bargaining power resulting in one party’s lack of ability to negotiate or exercise meaningful choice
How do we eliminate oppression in the workplace? For starters it would be in the best interest of all concerned if an employer took all the proper steps to prevent oppression in the work place. We can begin by enforcing the policies that will be used when oppression is present. There must be a clearly written policy and set expectations of employees by their employers to what is acceptable and what is not and also what the consequences are when these said issues have arisen. The company should have employees read and sign documentation on said policies. It is then up to the Supervisors and Managers to make sure employees know exactly who they will have to answer to in any situation that may arise and what the consequences of their actions will entail. (Wright,…

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