The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
Due Friday, 11-20-2020
The issue of right and wrong has always been open to debate and scrutiny. In people’s private lives, it is open to interpretation and is quite subjective. However, in the business world, there is not that individual definition of right and wrong, at least there should not be. Reflect back on your professional life and recall any time you can identify when, in your own opinion, your organization may have done something unethical. Please do not state or specify the name of the business, just the incident. Then, support your opinion with some research to substantiate your assertions.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas: Search the library and the Internet for information pertaining to the ethical violation made by your organization, past or present, and be sure not to identify the organization. See if this incident has occurred in other organizations; give 2 examples and their outcomes.
Can you think of any legitimate justification for the organization’s actions with 2 examples? Explain and justify your explanation. Take a position and argue or defend your position.
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least 200 words reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening or that you disagreed with. Take the position that makes sense to you and debate selected classmates positions they have taken.