Ethical Issues and Management Paper

Ethical Issues and Management Paper - Running head: ETHICAL...

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Running head: ETHICAL ISSUES AND MANAGEMENT PAPER 1 Ethical Issues and Management Paper Darrell Dannelley XMGT/216 October 2, 2011 Karen Heyse
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ETHICAL ISSUES AND MANAGEMENT PAPER 2 Ethical Issues and Management Paper Hiring for a business can be a major ethical dilemma. Managers are responsible for hiring, firing, disciplining and evaluating an employee’s performance among with other duties (Trevino & Nelson, 2007). A manager needs to be able to pick up traits that will be beneficial to the business. The hiring manager needs to be able to follow guidelines set by the business and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during the entire hiring process. The process starts from accepting resumes and applications and goes thru the interviews process and on to the offering of a position. The biggest ethical issue during this process is to know what personal feelings should and should not be ignored. Federal law prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, sex, color, ethnic background, and age, and it protects those who are pregnant or disabled (Trevino & Nelson, 2007). Although it is against the law to base a decision on rather or not to hire an individual due to any of those items, the cost of making a poor hiring decision can be very costly (Calvasina, Calvasina, & Calvasina, 2008). It is against the law to not hire a woman because she is pregnant. This poses a big ethical dilemma. If the company does hire a pregnant woman they are taking a large risks that if during the pregnancy she may have complications that will prohibit her form working. There is also the risk that after the baby is delivered she may not want or be able to return to work. If any of these situations happen it can be very costly for the company. There may be the cost of work not getting completed during times of absences as well as the potential cost of replacing the worker.
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ETHICAL ISSUES AND MANAGEMENT PAPER 3 So the company is faced with the ethical dilemma of not hiring an applicant because she is
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