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Read Case #1 "Family Business." Prepare a three-page analysis that applies the four theories of ethics using examples, relates what distinguishes the requirements for each individual theory and illustrates how the ethical theories are used in reasoned decision making. Also, your paper should answer the questions below.

Remember to review the checklist requirements.

Introduction

•Who are the stakeholders in this case?
•What are the interests of the stakeholders?
Legal Analysis

•Do any of the labor or employment laws from the eGuide apply to this case?
•If they do apply, analyze the legality of the corporation’s actions in this case.
•If the laws do not apply to the actions in this case, explain why they do not apply.
Ethical Analysis

•If the decision maker applied the categorical imperative theory in this case, what would the result be, and why?
•If the decision maker applied the utilitarian theory in this case, what would the result be, and why?
•If the decision maker applied the rights theory in this case, what would the result be, and why?
•If the decision maker applied the justice theory in this case, what would the result be, and why?
Conclusion and Recommendation

Based on the previous page, as well as what you have learned about ethical theories and foundations of moral development, what is your final recommendation to the corporation regarding this case? Your recommendation should be at least two paragraphs and include at least three reasons, with specific references to course material, stating how you arrived at that conclusion.

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MINICASE: MGMT - 01

BUSINESS ETHICS PROGRAM

Family Business
Topic:

Compensation/Discrimination

Characters: Jane, Manager, Payroll Department for R&S Electronic Service Company
Brad, Owner of 1tdcS Electronic Service Company
Eddie, General Manager
Greg, Service Technician and Eddies brother
Jane has just been hired as the head of the Payroll Department at R&S Electronics Service
Company, a firm of 75 employees. She was hired by Eddie, the General Manager of the
company, who informed her of the need for maintaining strict confidentiality regarding
employee salaries and pay scales. He also informed her that he fired the previous Payroll
Department head for breaking that confidentiality by discussing employees salaries. She
was also formally introduced to Brad, the owner, who told her to see him if she has any
questions or problems. Both Brad and Eddie made her feel welcome.
After three months of employment, Jane begins to wonder why Greg makes so much more in
commissions than the other service technicians. She assumes that he must be highly
qualified and must work rapidly because she has overheard Brad commending Greg on his
performance on several occasions. She has also noticed Brad, Eddie, and Greg having lunch
together frequently.
One day, Eddie gives Jane the stack of work tickets for the service technicians for the
upcoming week The technicians are to take whatever ticket is on top when they finish the
job they were working on. After putting the tickets where they belong, Jane remembers she
has a doctors appointment the next morning and returns to Eddies office to tell him she will
be reporting late for work. When she enters Eddies office, she sees Eddie give Greg a
separate stack of work tickets. As she stands there, Eddie tells her if she mentions this to
anyone, he will fire her. Jane is upset because she understates that Eddie is giving the easier,
high-commission work to his brother. Jane also realizes that Eddie does have the authority to
hire and fire her. Since she has only been at the company a short time, she is also still on
probation This is her first job since college. She wonders what she should do.

Author: Dr. Marilyn M. Helms, Associate Professor of Management, University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga.

©1992 Arthur Andersen & Co, SC. All rights reserved.

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Introduction:
This is a case of discrimination and has serious consequences as the supervisor has been openly
discriminating against Greg. He has been discriminated against all practices of...

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