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Make an Ethical Decision

Mary, along with some other female employees of her company, has petitioned management to increase the length of maternity leave to six months. The management has turned down thier reuest.

Answer the following questions:

1. Should Mary and the others accept the decision? Why or why not?
2. Is there anything they can do about It? if yes, what?
3. Who are the stakeholders in this situation?
4. Suggest two alternatives that management should consider.
5. How will the alternatives affect the company?
6. How will the alterntives affect teh emloyees?

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Hello. I provide the following information to assist you in formulating your response.

1. Should Mary and the others accept the decision? Why or why not?

I don't think that Mary and the others should accept the decision. That is, at least, depending on what their decision is. If the employer's decision is just simply no. Then they should definitely not accept their position. If the employer provides an alternative solution to the matter, then I think that Mary and the others should consider the alternatives and decide collectively as a group if it is something that they can be happy and agree with. On the other hand, the job market is quite dense currently. Therefore, they may have to accept the position for now, if they are provided some maternity leave, and table the matter for a discussion later down the road. Perhaps if management changed at some point, then their outlook would change.

2. Is there anything they can do about It? if yes, what?

There are other things that Mary and the others can do about it. They can first try to negotiate an alternative agreement with the employer, something that would appease Mary, the others, and the organization. ...

Solution Summary

The expert makes an ethical decision is examined.The stakeholders for situations are determined.

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