BUS 257Assignment5 - Assignment 5 Pg 406 1 There are a few...

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Assignment 5 Pg. 406 1) There are a few ethical and legal failures in this case. The legal failures are obvious because Southwest failed to adhere to the FAA’s regulations regarding inspection of aircrafts. Members of FAA, according to the subpoenaed inspectors, failed to keep their own regulations in order by allowing Southwest Airlines to regulate planes that should have been thoroughly inspected and in some cases should not have been in service. The ethical failures are even worse. Southwest Airlines and the FAA showed a complete failure of ethical behavior by allowing this situation to occur. They put not only their customers that keep their business going at risk, but their own employees at risk as well. Those inspections needed to be taken care of in a timely manner to keep any possible accidents from negligence from occurring. This was a major ethical failure in knowing right from wrong and doing something they should have been doing in the first place and by not doing it as they should have put people’s lives at risk for no good reason. 2) The three viewpoints of social responsibility can apply to this incident well. The first aspect of eliminating negative or unethical behavior is shown in this case study because both the FAA and Southwest Airlines acted in an unethical manner by allowing Southwest’s planes to operate while not being carefully inspected and put people’s lives at risk. The second aspect of doing positives
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BUS 257Assignment5 - Assignment 5 Pg 406 1 There are a few...

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