Unformatted text preview: ation features multiple aspects of sexual
harassment, and these matters can be very
You may want to argue that Jackie’s crucial
mistake was in becoming intimate at all, but this
scenario does happen in real life.
6 AN ETHICAL DILEMMA The probable cost to Jackie if she officially reports the
sexual harassment case is a protracted legal and political
struggle and possible loss of recording contracts at SDR
and at other labels. Curtis has threatened to ruin her future music career
anywhere she goes if she does not comply with his wishes.
Jackie does not have the support of the Legal department no
matter what avenue she decides to pursue, and it is her word
against Curtis. He is an established employee at SDR and
presumably has a strong influence.
presumably Any method to resolve this will all affect Jackie in
different 7 RECOGNISING AN ETHICAL
A. The first step in understanding business ethics is
to develop ethical issue awareness.
develop Awareness arises because of conflicts among
individuals’ personal moral philosophies and values,
the values and culture of the organizations in which
they work, and those of the society in which they
live. 8 RECOGNISING AN ETHICAL
B. Failure to acknowledge ethical issues puts
corporations at great risk, particularly in
industries where business is perceived as a game
that must be won at all costs.
that 9 RECOGNISING AN ETHICAL
C. An ethical issue is a situation or a problem that
requires thought, discussion, or investigation
in order to make a decision.
1. Honesty refers to truthfulness or
trustworthiness Issues related to honesty also arise because business is
sometimes regarded as a “game,” governed by its own
rules rather than by those of society.
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