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Unit 1 – Assignment 2 1 Running head: UNIT 1 – ASSIGNMENT 2 Unit 1 – Assignment 2 / BUS207 Business Ethics David Lee Watkins American Intercontinental University Online
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Unit 1 – Assignment 2 2 Unit 1 – Assignment 2 / BUS207 Business Ethics There are several ethical principles that can be applied to Joelle’s situation. First and foremost is the Egoism Principle. The basis of this principle is that it believes your decisions should be based on what is in your own best interest. Using this principle Joelle could justify two different actions, keeping quiet about the illegal dumping in order to further her carrier or reporting the issue to the authorities in order to not be caught up in the criminal investigation if the dumping was ever uncovered. The second principle that pertains to this situation is the Consequences Principle. The basis of this principle is that depending on your decision on whether there are positive or negative consequences. If Joelle does not report the dumping there will be both good and bad consequences, the good being that she will advance her carrier along with allowing the company to keep affording the employment of part-time high school students. The bad consequences of this decision are the continued polluting of the local lake that could contaminate the city’s water reservoir along with possible harming children that play in the area. The bad consequences that Joelle would face if she does report the dumping would be
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course BUS 207 taught by Professor Dr.laurapogue during the Winter '09 term at AIU Online.

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