Creating a DM Model to Resolving and Ethical Issue
Something that is important to remember in an ethical dilemma is that it is not something to discourage us that we are doing the wrong thing. I believe ethical dilemmas are important because they highlight the importance of taking care of our communities and not ignoring other people. They test our character and help us become better people. Facing an ethical dilemma is an opportunity instead of a discouragement. But as was stated by the authors of Beyond Integrity, it is very important to have a rubric for grading ethical dilemmas and making decisions based off of it. This is taken from 1 Samuel 2:30 where is says, “Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.
’ But now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained” (NIV Bible). In developing my point of view I realized that honor is one of the most essential values I have because it is a value that we embody in our actions, rather than as a result of our actions. In business, doing the honorable thing goes both ways, whether you are above or below the chain of command. One of my favorite theologians had this to say particularly on the subject, that “Honesty, industry, integrity—we know that the Christian has no corner on these particular virtues. I – Identification (Case 1. 3: Firing Undocumented Immigrants) Is it ethical to fire undocumented immigrants from a company I recently bought out? To begin, we must elaborate on the issue and define the facts that surround it.
First and most obviously, it is absolutely illegal in the United States to work without a visa or citizenship. The law has an extensive explanation on this: “A person (including a group of persons, business, organization or local government) commits a federal felony when he: assists an alien whom he should reasonably know is illegally in the U. S. However, to fire these workers means putting their families at risk and possibly deporting parents away from children with US citizenship. C- Consideration of Outcomes or Consequences My decision-making process is as follows, based on the David Gill model: 1. The issue is an ethical dilemma because it involves two different bodies of interests at the intersection of the law, and a blind eye cannot be turned here.
Strategizing this dilemma means addressing this with all the people who make employment decisions in the company. As president of the company, not sharing this knowledge would be dishonorable and a form of lying, as this issue concerns everyone at the company. I can help them get their citizenship or work visas by paying for their education. Again, this depends on the answers to question number 3 – was hiring the illegal immigrants a way to help them or to help the company? Do they want to become citizens or are they trying to benefit from US society without paying for it like the rest of us? C- Convincing Moral Argument Keeping illegal immigrants in my employment would devastate our company’s character and brand.
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