Help Wanted: Bias on merit raises?
Carrie Mason-DraffenCarrie Mason-Draffen
Mason-Draffen, a business reporter, writes a column about workplace issues.
DEAR CARRIE: I work at the U.S. headquarters of a small European airline. Over the past several years the unofficial company policy has been to give a yearly salary increase to one person per department based on the head manager's recommendation. The departments are small and range from four to eight people. Sometimes the managers make exceptions and give more than one person a raise. But I have...