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A case study regarding business ethics in hiring/firing.

Agee's appointment of Mary Cunningham could be seen as a political tactic. She is young and she is a woman. This increases Agee's "stock" among the young employees and the female employees. She is "new blood" and could signify his intent to keep the company on the cutting edge rather than have it become fossilized.

The rumors surrounding Agee and Cunningham could be seen as political tactics. However, they are certainly not contrived political tactics. By choosing to spend so much time together and be seen at public events together Agee is inviting the rumors to circulate.

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Agee's appointment of Mary Cunningham could be seen as a political tactic. She is young and she is a woman. This increases Agee's "stock" among the young employees and the female employees. She is "new blood" and could signify his intent to keep the company on the cutting edge rather than have it become fossilized.

The rumors surrounding Agee and Cunningham could be seen as political tactics. However, they are certainly not contrived political tactics. By choosing to spend so much time together and be seen at public events together Agee is inviting the rumors to circulate.

Agee's meeting on September 24th in which he explained the nature of his relationship with Mary Cunningham was a damage limitation political tactic. He acknowledges the special nature rather than denying it and attempts to offer a logical and ethical reason for that "specialness."

Agee's decision to ...

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This solution involves a case study involving hiring/firing practices in a specific business. Ethical questions are examined and discussed. Nearly 600 words of original text are included as well as the original case study.

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