BUAD 304 - Interactive Session 1 - Pierre Towns BUAD-304...

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Pierre Towns BUAD-304 Wednesday 8 PM February 21, 2006 Ethical Dilemma 1. Where it’s legal, do you think it’s ethical for employers to engage in genetic testing with the intent to screen for diseases or potential diseases? Even if the testing was considered to be legal, by no means is it ethical to test employers for diseases or potential diseases. This new screening for diseases would start a new discrimination that could be detrimental to the employment of worthy employees. Employees should only be hired based upon their skills and qualifications to perform the specified tasks of the job, and not if they have or will have a disease in life. I do understand that it may be beneficial for employers to test for diseases and potential diseases in order to choose a long-term employee, but it is not ethical. On the other hand, this testing could be detrimental to the employer if a qualified employee tested positive for a potential disease and was
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