Lesson 10 Assignment 1

Lesson 10 Assignment 1 - Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169...

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Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169 October 4, 2010- January 21, 2011 BA 541 Lesson#10, Assignment 1 Read Case #19, "Wal-Mart: Ongoing Challenges with Gender Discrimination," on pages 393-397 of Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach (5 th Edition). Consider and respond to the following questions in a thoughtful essay of 500-600 words: 1. Based on the stated human resources philosophy of Wal-Mart, would it be likely that the company would discriminate based on gender differences? Explain. 2. Put yourself in the role of the plaintiffs. What ethical arguments would you offer in support of their allegations? 3. Put yourself in the role of Wal-Mart. What ethical arguments would you offer to counter the plaintiffs’ allegations? 4. What do you think the plaintiffs meant by their allegation that Wal-Mart’s culture is a significant contributor to gender discrimination? 5. Is a class action against Wal-Mart justified? Explain your position. 6. Explain how the outcome of the lawsuit of the Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores , Inc. (regardless of how it is resolved) is important for major stakeholders in the case, including American society.
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