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Case Study 1 The first and main ethical issue for the dilemma of Sarah, would be her choosing whether to help out her fellow co-workers with the issue of them not being paid for their overtime work. This is where the ethical dilemma comes in, Sarah is faced with a situation wherein she does not know what to do. The options are whether she should talk to the boss and tell him or her that what the company is doing is illegal, deal with the situation since it does not affect her anyway or quit the job because being the manager of the company means that she agrees with the illegal act that the company is doing. Based on my opinion, Sarah should fight for the rights of the employees. In a Utilitarian’s perspective, doing what’s best for the majority is the main priority. Thus, persuading the boss to change the company’s unethical ways will benefit both the employees and the company. It will grant employee rights and save the company’s reputation if ever exposed from their illegal acts. In a Deontologists perspective, doing one’s duties and obligations is very important. Thus, approaching the boss and persuading him or her to change the company’s unethical acts is what’s right. Sarah will be doing what is ethically right even if she gets fired for contesting the company’s regulations. Capitalist Justice states that pay is based on work. Thus, employees who go overtime must receive compensation for the sacrifices that they do for the company. Sarah is fighting for the rights of her
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  • Summer '17
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