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Unformatted text preview: Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169 October 4, 2010- January 21, 2011 BA 541 Lesson#6, Assignment 4 Read Case #16, "Genetic Discrimination," on pages 265-269 of Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach (5 th Edition). Consider and respond to the following questions in an essay of 300-350 words: 1. What is genetic discrimination and why is it an issue? 2. Who would benefit and who would be at risk if genetic testing and the results of such tests were legal and could be required of employees? Explain. 3. Explain the ethical principles that could be used to a) argue against genetic testing of employees and b) argue for such testing. 4. Explain your own position on the issue of genetic testing for employees. Genetic discrimination occurs when people are treated differently by their employer or insurance company because they have a gene mutation that causes or increases the risk of an inherited disorder. People who undergo genetic testing may be at risk for genetic discrimination. inherited disorder....
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