Analyze the ethical and legal aspects associated with your chosen topic, addressing the following topics in your paper:
1) Describe the current moral and ethical issues faced by managers involving your selected topic.
2) Explain how the relationship between social issues and ethically responsible management practices related to your topic.
3) Provide a workplace example of an ethical dilemma related to your topic. What legal aspects did management face during this dilemma? What legalities governed or should have governed the decision?
There are many moral and ethical issues faced by managers that are involved in the process of terminating an employee. The manager must be sure that their decisions are ethical and/or moral. Just because something is legally correct does not mean that it is ethical or moral. For example, a manager may be put in a position where their policy states that any type of stealing from the company is punishable by termination. This manager has an employee that was caught taking home leftover food at the end of his shift. After some investigation it also found out that the employee was taking home the food rather than throwing it away to give it to his family as they were homeless and starving. The manager is supposed to terminate this employee by policy; however it is hard to determine if this is ethical or moral in this case. While the policy does say to terminate due to stealing, most people would feel that it is a moral obligation to make sure to help people in a situation such as homelessness or starving situations. And the food was going to be thrown away, so was it really stealing? If the employee had thrown it into the garbage and then taken it back out of the dumpster, would it then be stealing? Would it be morally or ethically wrong? There are many gray areas with any issue such as termination and ethical and moral issues. ...
The moral and ethical issues faced by managers in termination processes are analyzed. The relationship between social issues and ethically responsible management practices are analyzed.