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Legal and Ethical Issues in Management

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Mary works at Acme, Inc. The company is heavily regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and it has an audit scheduled for next week. Mary's boss approached her and requested that she not tell anyone about the recent toxic waste spill that happened on the company's property. She later witnessed her boss destroying key documents that were recently requested by the EPA. Mary approaches her boss to tell him she is uncomfortable with the situation. Her boss tells her that he will fire her if she brings it up again.
In 1500 - 2100 words, discuss how the concepts of employment at will, whistle blowing and ethical frameworks (ethical perspectives, i.e. free market ethics, utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics or ethic of care. ) apply in this scenario. Use at least four credible sources, one of which is the assigned textbook in this class. Your response must include four credible/quality references.Your essay must be in APA 6th edition format, an

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I begin by defining the terms that you have been asked to use within your essay. I then proceed to provide you with some possible ways that you could approach this assignment. I proceed on the basis that the basic issue Mary faces is an internal conflict between ...

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This provides an outline of how to respond to a scenario in which Mary (the employee) is faced with possible dismissal if she reveals a company breach of the Environmental Protection Act. Definitions and references are provided for the legal framework around whistle blowing, as well as the theoretical background for ethical behaviour.

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