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    1. Describe your ethical framework (Firing An Employee From A Company That Has Had Loyalty for Many Years)
    2. Describe a difficult ethical decision related to your personal or work life.
    3. Apply your ethical framework (described in #1 above) to your case
    4. Assess how you might apply a different or more complex decision-making process in the future.
    5. What are your conclusions or learning from your case study? Would you make the same decision again? How would you apply
    your ethical framework in the future? How has your thinking about ethical decisionmaking changed or developed? How will this
    framework change how you might approach complex ethical decisions in the future?

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    //An organization is identified in the best way by the ethical philosophies it follows. It is the employees that govern the goodwill of any organization. Seeking employee benefits and paying good efforts on them from their start to the end of organization journey is the prime responsibility of the organization. In this regard, the following discussion throws light on the importance of ethical frameworks and their purpose along with the ethical framework for firing an employee. The framework designed also has certain principles that are included while some are rejected from the decision-making process.//

    The ethical frameworks can be defined as the set principles and guidelines followed by any organization that helps in keeping the organization harmony to its maximum. The ethical decision-making process could also be defined as following legal, as well as, moral behavior that ultimately helps in motivating the employees and is intended towards positive outcomes. By having pre-determined ethical standards, it becomes easier for the organization to achieve its targets without getting indulged in any disputes. While making the decision, it is important for the decision maker to consider the ethics of owner shareholders, public in contract, employees and personal values and interests. Further, ethics in the organization could be maintained and preserved by the use of either external or internal control. The external control may include norms, codes of ethics or laws along with social values or stakeholders' interest. The internal control can be instrumental values or personal standards or personal interests. The ethical decision-making process must comply with commitment, consciousness and must be competent. It is also evident that in the ethical decision-making framework, the psychological processes are also considered including moral sensitivity, moral judgment, moral motivation and moral courage or action (Lincoln & Holmes, 2011).

    The purpose of ethical decision framework is to maintain harmonious relationships in the organization so that the unethical code of conduct on the behalf of individuals could be minimized. Apart from this, it also helps in improving the overall efficiency and productivity of the organization as employees do not waste any time in the dilemmas. Further, it helps in eliminating the backlash from the organization. In addition to this, it also helps in increasing the attracting customers and customer loyalty.
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    According to Ferrell (2014), Marriott International follows best ethical practices in which the prime focus is on the people and the stakeholders. Moreover, in its practice, it also incorporates the delivery of the highest quality of customer service along with greater integrity. Apart from this, Marriott continuously embraces changes in its functional aspects (Ferrell, 2014). The ethical framework developed for firing an employee from a company is illustrated below.

    It is the right of the employer to fire or terminate the employee for any misconduct irrespective of his/her loyalty in order to survive in the business world and to achieve profitability. In this case, the requirement is to follow the ethical guidelines, that is, to select the ways of firing so that their personal values are not harmed. This framework describes the ethics involved in making a decision regarding the firing of a loyal employee. In this, after the encounter of unethical conduct by the employee the first task is to identify the problem and its criticality. In certain aspects, the dilemma is also related to the ethical theories. Afterwards, the criterion for taking a decision is established that clearly describes the inclusion, as well as, rejection criteria.
    There are various issues that are included in making a decision while firing an employee. These are described as those situations that are beyond the control of the employer and cannot be avoided like an economic slowdown. Apart from this, employee frauds are never tolerated by the organizations like the entry of false information in the records, providing confidential data to other parties and the conduct of breach. Moreover, some other issues are the use of the customer data for personal use, unauthorized alterations in the data, theft of organization IT systems and many others. The issues that are not included in the case of firing are less or slow productivity, absenteeism, and drinking that will not affect his/her work.

    The values that are represented in the above framework are trust, responsibility, honesty, care, citizenship and fair judgment. Through these values the framework developed will help in providing a fair basis for firing off a loyal employee without any discrimination and biases. The ethical decisions also comply with the legal boundaries; thus, also provides a satisfactory basis for firing. Further, the strategies are also developed to resolve the ethical issue and finally, the outcomes are resolved (Eat right, 2015).

    The framework has been developed by taking into account the loyalty of an employee. Apart from this, it is developed by keeping in mind the rational decision-making. It is so because, rational decisions are always better as neither the organization nor the employee gets harmed by the firing process and the whole process of termination is for the benefit and overall development of the organization. It can also ...

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    The solution describes the ethical framework from firing an employee from a company that has had loyalty for many years. The difficult ethical decision related to the their personal or work life are given. The response addresses the query posted in 3268 words with APA references.