I work as a freelancer at a company in India where I was once an employee and have noticed the owner is (like many Indians), the kind of person who feels the need to distinguish between people based on their social status.
Many employees have quit this company in the past, not just because of the low pay and long working hours, but mainly because of being treated like people of low status, and I myself had not liked this discrimination based on status when I worked here long back.
How do I approach the company owners about this? I'm pretty sure they already know this problem and are doing it on purpose, but is there a way to help them change this perception of treating people? This isn't something new in India. I believe it's a residue of the caste system and untouchability. Still, how can I bring this to the attention of the owners and ask that they take better care of their employees? They are already quite depressed to see employees leave, and I assume their latest strategy is to work with the assumption that people are going to leave within 1.5 to 2 years anyway.