Assessment of Business Ethics in a Case Study

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Example of controversial issues that are identified in or rather outlined by the business ethics are corporate governance, corporate social responsibilities, fiduciary responsibility as well as the insider trading among others. Therefore, in this case study, focus will be directed in identifying specific controversial issues that are connected to business ethics. This essay is a discussion a case study that involves Venessa, Rashid and the human resource manager. Therefore, the essay will be based on identifying the specific expectations or rather the right behavior and conduct that was expected of Venessa. The behaviors will be tied on identifying how important are they to salvage the situation that Rashid and Venessa were in, as well as outlining the conduct and responsibilities 1 of the human resource department.

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Dynamically, conduct or rather proper ethical responsibilities are defined by the ability of an employee or an employer to be able to identify the right from wrong in any given situation. Doing so isn’t an easy task, but however, applied normative theories in such situations could yield a positive outcome in terms of settling for the best and walking home a winner. The main ethical issue or rather controversy is the fiduciary responsibility. According to this controversy one person has a conflict of interests as he or she is acting on behalf of another person in management of assets or situation. Fiduciary responsibilities are regarded as both legal and ethical issues. In this case, Venessa acts to serve the interest of Rashid by breaking in to the Human Resource Department offices and accessing Rashid’s notice letter using access codes of another employee with the HR manager consent.

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By serving Rashid, Venessa was also serving herself or rather he owns self-interests. Example of self-interest from the case study include the actions of wanting to support Rashid move to his new job in 3 weeks rather than considering the needs of the human resource department. Venessa chooses to support the transfer of Rashid since she sees it fit for him to get the promotion and does care about the team that she has, and who will be going to train the new recruits in case Rashid goes to the new firm. This is a form of selfishness where it is hypothetically coined to individual ethical egoism as Venessa does not care about the needs of the team members or the HR department.

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Individual activities are done not to fulfill one specific desire and walk away. Here, each need reflects its success to the entire community10. Applicability of this theory will have asserted a high success rate to achieving what every one wanted without stepping into each other’s shoe. Here, Rashid should have requested a revision of the notice letter and on the other hand, the human resource will accept it. Through this Venessa could not have to steal access keys from her flat mate, thus ensuring there is a total success to people’s wants rather than one getting stepped on.  D. "A Framework for Discussing Normative Theories of Business Ethics. " Business Ethics Quarterly 10, no. doi:10. Donahue, T. doi:10. Halliday, Daniel. "The Utilitarian Case against Iterated Bequests.

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