The biggest conversation going right now is related to how we treat others. The current focus is on how men in positions of power treat women.
But there is a much broader question of how people in positions of power treat those who are subordinate to them. There is always a hierarchy in any workplace. The owners are at the top. Under them are managers, foremen, team leaders, etc. Below them are the “workers” and there may be even lower rungs.
I have always tried is to treat every employee with dignity and respect. The lowest, least important member of any team is still vital to success. The guy who sweeps up at the end of the day is often looked down upon, but if that job is not done well, everyone else will suffer.
Inappropriate treatment of employees is unacceptable in any work environment.