Resolution of Problems Involving Conflicting Research Paper

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Therefore should such an employee be fired, and then the basic tenets of corporate social responsibility would have been violated. The enterprise would be therefore in essence sanctioning the gross mutilation of its moral and ethical guidelines. Every employee, irrespective of their employment rank has a right to fair dismissal. Dismissing employees due to budget cuts is unethical, immoral and irresponsible. This means that it is the moral duty of the firing authority to ensure that the fired employee has a safe landing or a negotiated layoff.

Protection of the society from harm/hazardous wastes/effluents is an ethical and moral responsibility of responsible companies/

While defining CRS as the act of conducting the affairs of a given enterprise in a manner that would maintain an equitable and yet workable balance among several claims of numerous directly interested parties comprising of a harmonious balance among the stakeholders such as employees, clients and the general society, Frederick (2006) indicated that there is also the element of the environment and the society as basic tenets of CSR. It is the moral and ethical responsibility of the company to safely dispose the bio-hazardous medical waste material without endangering the life of anyone whether they are known or are complete strangers to the disposing authority.

It is better to serve the interest of a community than that of an individual

A review of this case indicates that it is clash of saving a known individual vs. saving the whole community.

Exploring the options

There are three options. The first one is that the company can fail to fire the employee and then suffer losses due to heavy operational costs.
The second one is that the company can fire the employee and then save the community from hazardous materials. The forth one is that the company can fail to do any of the above and seek external debt financing in order to continue with its operations. Using the consequantialism theory, the most optimal choice is to fire the employee since it is better to serve the interest of a community than that of an individual.The virtue theory on the other hand indicates that it is best to avoid firing the employee while also preventing death and disease through safe waste disposal procedures.It is the ethical, moral and legal responsibility of the company to ensure that the basic tenets of CSR are safeguarded.

Decide

After reviewing all the facts of the case, I have come to conclude that it is best to fire the worker than expose an entire society to biohazard.

Defense

This decision is backed by consequantialism theory that advises us to adopt the most optimal course of action. In this case the most optimal choice is to fire the employee since it is better to serve the interest of a community than that of an individual

References

Bowen H.R. (1953). Social responsibilities of the businessman. Harper and Row: New York.

Brincat, C.,Wike, vs (1999). Morality and the Professional Life: Values at Work. Pearson; 1st ed.

Frederick, W. (2006). Corporation, be good! The story of corporate social responsibility. Indianapolis: Dog Ear….....

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