Attractiveness Discrimination in Hiring

TitleAttractiveness Discrimination in Hiring
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsFunke, RD, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Diaz-Sprague, R, Funke, MB, Myers, GA
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published09/2011
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAcademic , Academic Ethics , business , BUSINESS ethics , Diversity , education
AbstractThe hiring process for a teaching position at a university has been narrowed down to three candidates. All three candidates had been professional, friendly, and shown strong potential in their research. But while two of the candidates were young and attractive, the third, Darrell did not fall into that social category. However appealing to students was a qualification of the position, and on student evaluations of the teaching demonstration, Darrell's appearance did have a negative effect. Should they hire him despite his appearance, and the effect this feature has on student appeal?
NotesCase Study prepared for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Regional Competitions, 2011
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