Case Study: Belles Feuilles North America (BFNA)
Belles Feuilles North America is the U.S. and Canada branch of Belles Feuilles Construction Group, an international construction company with branches throughout the world. The Roads Group of BFNA has built highways and bridges throughout North America.
Joe Salazar and Carol Pryblowski have worked as civil engineers at BFNA since they graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1993. Their careers have paralleled each other, as the first one and then the other were hired into the Design Unit. Both have served as project engineers in Construction Units overseeing highway construction on projects of similar size and complexity. Each engineer has received good to excellent evaluations from a succession of supervisors. Friendly competitors, they have attended similar training sessions and enjoy an occasional social lunch together.
When the opportunity to apply for a promotion to supervisor of an engineering unit came up, they both applied. Joe was hired. Carol was bewildered because she truly believed she was better qualified for the position. A friend encouraged her to see a work discrimination lawyer because Carol’s description of the process led the friend to believe that illegal discrimination occurred.
(Minimum of 750 words for each question, this excludes the reference section at the bottom from your word count. You are also required to use a minimum of FOUR scholarly external sources references. Use proper APA guidelines, you only have to make reference to the author and year of publication in your in-text reference, but APA guidelines encourage you to also provide the page number.
1. Explain why is it important for a company to have a defensible and fair promotional policy?(750 words)
2. Describe the types of documentation the company should have to determine the promotion? What information should Carol’s lawyer request of the company to determine is the promotion was illegal discrimination? (750 words)