Favoritism means precisely how it sounds. Sometimes we’re not conscious when work favoritism occurs to us. Perhaps you have lost a promotion due to favoritism?
As a young man I refused to think favoritism at work happens. I didn’t know I was naive.
I immediately learned that favoritism is rampant in certain work environments and easily concealed.
Favoritism related words
Cronyism and Nepotism are specialized terms.
How can favoritism relate to these conditions?
While cronyism and nepotism are closely linked to favoritism they describe the sort of favoritism.
Cronyism=describes showing favoritism to friends or acquaintances.
I know you’ve heard of the term Good Ol’ Boys. The expression cronyism derives from this behaviour. It’s gone on for centuries.
A fantastic example of this behaviour is when politicians return favors to people who helped them get elected. The politician supplies a position to one of his friends or he relaxes legislation to help his coworkers.
Do you believe cronyism is ethical?
Do you think cronyism is how things get done in Washington D.C.?
The expression comes from the Latin term nepos meaning nephew.
I almost expect to eliminate a job to a relative. It might not be fair but companies are smart enough to not reveal they hired a person due to nepotism.
The majority of the time it will be you who has reassigned to another job if an issue arises.
Can you name a different environment where favoritism occurs?
How do we fight favoritism?
Do you think that there are good reasons for showing favoritism?
The bottom-line is that regardless of what degree of favoritism; if it is based on race, sex, religion it’s illegal. The EEOC has legislation protecting us against office favoritism.
If you believe you are a victim of workplace favoritism, you need to file a grievance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The E.E.O.C. accounts for all discrimination at work. Be certain that you consult your job to determine if you’ve got a local representative.
The agent can help walk you through the grievance procedure or help you solve the issue.
If you’re discouraged from submitting, then you might have another lawsuit.
If you’re uncomfortable talking to a co-worker you may get in touch with an EEOC counselor.