If I came across a news article reporting that my favorite company was faced with a public lawsuit in which they were accused of widespread discrimination against individuals from an ethnicity, culture, or belief system you associate with. I believe that my initial reaction would be sad and shocked. As it is one of my favorite companies and I most likely have been a supporter for a long time. Then my instinct would do more research about what happened out of curiosity. I would also be curious to find out how the company got exposed, what they did to the employee, and if it was false news. Alongside, with what actions that were taken to address the situation. To add, I do think that if the company does not make a statement and indicate what they did to resolve and address the issue of discrimination my perceptions on the company would be more negative as I feel strongly about fairness in the workplace and in life.
With this, based on their actions and severity of discrimination I do think that it would influence my decision to support that company as is that I am personally against any form of discrimination. Along with I don’t want to align and support organizations that do that promote a negative company culture. They would lose my support and business.
Along with knowing that the organization has had issues with discrimination it would steer me away from applying to the company. If I was able to understand what they have don’t to prevent the situation from happening I may consider the position. However, if not I would not apply due to the negative exclusive environment that does not align with my values.