#2 Ethical Dilemma

#2 Ethical Dilemma - Jay Glazer Christopher Bresnahan...

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Jay Glazer Christopher Bresnahan February 12, 2008 Ethical Dilemma It is unethical for employees to use genetic testing as a criterion for hiring. Although it is clear that companies could use testing to avoid high-risk employees, the testing is a violation of medical privacy. The only thing that employees should judge when considering a candidate is how the employee is going to perform his or her job. Anything else, whether it is race, gender, religion, or genetic predisposition to diseases, is irrelevant and is a form of discrimination. Anyone with a genetic predisposition to a condition will certainly face great challenges in their lives. However, to assume that this will spill over to their professional career is unfair. It is unethical for a supervisor to conduct the hiring process using a blood test to perform genetic testing regardless of whether the test is voluntary or involuntary. Making the test voluntary will create an unfair advantage for those that know that they
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