Leaders never waiver in doing the right thing even if there may be negative consequences. Corporate America thrives on fear and intimidation to continue on with their systemic biased actions, as was the case here. The HR Director thought she was going to intimidate you but you stood your ground and ultimately preceded to make a positive change in that culture.
Alejandro Diaz writes about culture, politics, and the workplace. His new business, D & E Management Solutions, Embraces Humanity at work https://dandems.com