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Unformatted text preview: individuals slack. The utility principle is defined as everyone benefiting from the situation. If someone is using drugs and is messing up, leaving early, taking longer breaks, coming in late, and/or even causing other people to pick up their slack, then I believe their problems should be known. Although I chose the utility principle, I also believe that the egoism principle also has a factor in this because if the individual is doing their job and not causing problems, then I believe they have the right to not say anything about their personal lives. As long as they are on time, focused on their machines (or whatever they do), they dont sneak off or leave early, then they shouldnt have to tell anyone because no one is aware of the drug use. Reference Goree, K. (2006). Ethics in the Workplace (2 nd Ed.). Thomson-Southwestern. Chapters 2, 10, 11...
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- Winter '09
- Business Ethics