Deontology Each person is treated as an end to himherself not a mean to an end

Deontology each person is treated as an end to

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Deontology: Each person is treated as an end to him/herself not a mean to an end Overarching standards Rule-based approach Identify and apply certain threshold standards of moral behavior to real problems across various circumstances and cultures Overarching standard of moral behavior Rule & people can’t make exceptions for themselves Treat others the way you want to be treated Rule based on 10 commandments Every person’s action should be judge morally by asking “Can this action be justified by reason that are uniformly applicable to all other persons?” Basically, if everyone else can do the same thing and it be okay Deposition: testimony of a witness taken outside of court, under oath, both parties present Derivative Lawsuit: Filed by shareholders on behalf of the company o Essentially allows shareholders to force the corporation to sue that are liable to the corporation Derivative Actions: o Suits brought on behalf of the corporation are called derivative suits because the shareholder’s right to sue derives from wrongs done primarily to the corporation and not to the shareholder individually o Strike suit, a spurious suit brought not to benefit the corporation but to blackmail defendants into a settlement that will personally profit plaintiffs and their attorney Design Patents: May be granted to anyone who invents a new original and ornamental design for an article of manufacture Direct Lawsuit Individual shareholder’s files against company or other shareholders or outside 3 rd parties. o When shareholder bring forth a claim based on shareholder’s ownership of shares o Ex: TRUMP V CHENG Disabilities discrimination: Congress prohibited discrimination against handicapped employees in Rehabilitation Act of 1973, but this only applied to federal government agencies, business having contracts with federal agencies or programs that receive federal funding In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities act was passed which provides comprehensive protection to disabled persons. However, employers are not under obligation to hire disabled workers if they aren’t qualified for the job. If the individual is not qualified for the job but would be if the employer made "reasonable accommodations", then the law views the individual as being qualified Discharge Cases: Plaintiff is within a federally protected class Plaintiff is performing job satisfactorily Plaintiff was discharged Plaintiff’s work was then assigned to someone who was not within a protected class 15
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Discretionary powers: investigate powers, rulemaking powers and enforcement powers Discrimination: Title VII of the CRA ‘64 (733) o Prohibits Race, national origin, religion, sex (only M, F) discrimination o Only applies to businesses with 15+ employees o Company must engage in interstate or international commerce Also applies to state and local governments o EEOC and TWC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission After receiving complaints, the Commission helps take conciliation measures, or file suit in federal district court.
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