c how his decision will affect the rights of his employees his consumers and

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c. how his decision will affect the rights of his employees, his consumers, and others. d. whether the expansion violates his employees' principles. The upper-level management of Nationwide Sales Corporation wants to fire Andy because he is a nonproductive employee. Using a utilitarian approach to business ethics, management would probably consider: a. how Andy and his family might suffer if Andy were to lose his job. b. the costs and benefits of retaining a nonproductive employee. c. how all other employees in the company would feel about Andy's firing. d. Andy's fundamental rights. Bernard is the owner and manager of a small auto-parts store. He thinks that talking about business ethics with employees takes time that would be better spent paying attention to customers. He also does not believe that he has a right to tell other people how they should behave. Is Bernard likely to create an ethical workplace with this way of thinking? Why or why not? a. Bernard is unlikely to create an ethical workplace, because the attitude of top management influences employee ethics. b. Bernard is unlikely to create an ethical workplace and so is likely to get into legal trouble, because business laws require him to compel his employees to follow an ethical code. c. Bernard's attitude will have no particular effect on workplace ethics, because ethics is strictly a private matter best left to individual employees. d. Bernard's attitude will have no particular effect on workplace ethics, because management has no ability to affect employee behavior. Patrick, the human resources manager at Acme Company, must decide how to cut personnel costs. This decision will harm employees who are laid off or fired. Patrick must balance the interests of employees who have been loyal to the firm for a long time against the interests of: a. the city council. b. Acme's competitors. c. the state courts. d. Acme's shareholders. Sanderson worked in a travel-service office and had access to the reservation systems of several airlines. Sanderson accessed the system and replaced the names of passengers with fictitious
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names. She also enrolled the fake names in the airlines' frequent-flyer programs. Her husband set up mailboxes under those names for the delivery of free airline tickets "earned" under the frequent-flyer programs. Real passengers were not harmed by and did not complain of the deception. The Sandersons' behavior was: a. unethical and illegal, because their actions constituted theft from the airlines.
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