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the bar once again. Taylor and Hammond decided it was time to confront Sawyer on this incident. Hammond throughout this process shared a sense of exasperation but believed the company should try and help Sawyer and His family. Taylor and Hammond were to make a decision. If they could not reach one the decision was going to be left to the President, Gordon Marshall. The ethical issue here lays on the shoulders of supervisor Taylor and Vice President Hammond. The difficulty of the decision branches back to Sawyer’s tenured position in the company and for Hammond it’s taken to a personal level due to his relations with Sawyer and his Family. I believe at the end of the day the decision is more strongly rooted in Hammonds voice due to his position as VP which calls upon him to hire and fire employees. The past decision to fire another employee due to faltering
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performance and drinking related issues sets a precedent for the company and stares Hammond in the face with a tough decision because of it. If Hammond were to decide to keep Sawyer, even after his second strike what kind of message is he sending to other employees and what is he doing to his own integrity as VP. If the decision was made on emotion and their relationship, it may cause unrest among others. However if Hammond does make the decision to fire Sawyer what effect would that have on his family? Decisions based upon the ethical decision model of Egoism would lead Hammond in the direction to do what was best for him. Hammond would proceed to keep Sawyer on board with the company and have him seek professional help in conjunction with the company’s help. The Egoist approach would have Hammond looking out for his own self-interest to promote the best balance of good for himself. This way his relationship built with Sawyer and his family could be potentially salvaged. Based on the Group/ social Relativism model there is no universal standard or by which to judge the morality of Hammond’s decision regardless of what that decision may be. The same decision that Hammond made by firing the other employee for drinking related issues doesn’t justify that he do the same for Sawyer. The same act may be right in one situation but wrong in another situation. So basically no one can pass judgment on what’s ethical if Hammond were to make a decision because everyone’s opinion of what’s ethical is right. So in the case of basing his decision on the above Hammond would still side on keeping Sawyer and getting him help. Cultural Relativism would say similarly the same thing as Group/Social relativism but Cultural would bring into account the traditions, customs and ethical standards of United Industries plastics history. This implies that the decision should be made
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according to the laws put in place by the company. So with the unique culture of all companies it is not exactly stated the laws of United Industries. It said that the hire and
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