BA541Case19 - BA 541 Business Ethics Read Case #19,...

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BA 541 Business Ethics Read Case #19, "Sherron Watkins – Revelations of a Letter," on pages 418-422 of Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach (4th Edition). Consider and respond to the following questions. 1. What risks did Sherron Watkins take by writing the six-page letter to Kenneth Lay? Do you believe she should have written the letter? Why or why not? Anytime you must confront someone, there are risks. Ms. Watkins risked losing her job, damaging her reputation, and in a scandal of such huge proportions, she and her family may have been at risk for physical harm. At first she wrote the letter anonymously, and it was a step in the right direction. It would be reasonable to assume that perhaps she felt that if she made Mr. Lay aware of the situation, he would realize that the situation had gotten out of hand and do something to change it. I believe she did the right thing in writing the letter as to sit back and ignore it would prevent me from continuing to work for such a company and sleeping well at night. 2. Suppose that Sherron Watkins decided to do nothing with the knowledge she had
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