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Enrique works hard – and the quality of his work product, professional judgment and common business sense is consistently among the best within his peer group. But Enrique has been passed up twice recently for a promotion – the jobs were given to team members less qualified. Enrique is openly gay. A few days ago, he approached his manager to discuss how he could improve his chances to get the next promotion available and his supervisor pulled him aside to "offer some advice." "Enrique," his boss said, "you really need to play down this "gay" thing. But if I promote you and your new supervisor finds out you are gay, it will reflect poorly on me."

Is this appropriate under CBRE's EEO policy?

Yes No
Correct Answer — No

In CBRE, all employees are to be judged upon their merit and future potential for growth and responsibility. Sexual orientation is never to be considered as part of promotion criteria.

Several candidates for a job opening on a project were interviewed by the project lead. After the interviews, the list was narrowed down to two individuals, both of them highly qualified. When assessing the candidates the hiring supervisor met with an HR representative and summed up her dilemma as follows: "They are both great candidates but we should be very careful regarding which one we hire. One is 55 years old and will probably not want to work as hard as a younger person. The other is newly married and will probably get pregnant in a year or so."

Are the hiring supervisor's observations appropriate factors in hiring?

Yes No
Correct Answer — No

At CBRE, we make employment decisions based on merit and without regard to any factor protected by applicable law, like age.

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