You are visiting one your organization's plants in a poor nation. You discover a young girl (under the age of 16) is working the factory floor. The company has a strict prohibition on child labor. You remind the plant manager of the policy and insist that she should go back to the local school. The plant manager tells you the girl is an orphan, has no other means of support, and the country has no social services to provide for her. As the executive, what should you do?
As an executive, I have to make sure that both the culture and laws of the home base of the company I work for is followed by all the locations of the organization. However, I also have to walk the fine line of the culture in which the organization is located around the world. ...
The ethics of employing chid labor in an organization based in a poor nation.