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    1) Describe an ethical problem you have confronted in a business situation;
    2) Describe the deontological implications of the ethical problem you have described:
    3) if the problem was resolved: @) Tell me how the problem was resolved: b) whether you agree with how the problem was resolved; and c) whether the problem was resolved consistent with the principles of deontological ethics
    4) if the problem is not resolved, a) twll me how you would resolve it: and b) whether your resolution would be consistent with deontological ethics

    NOTE: Sexual Harassment in work place (thinking of this as a topic)

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    I can discuss a situation with you that would work well for your question that deals with sexual harassment as a topic. Deontology would also work well because when we follow deontology, we're dealing with what our duty is, and not what the consequences or outcome will be. This works well because the situation occurred in a government building, and government systems are typically very deontological based systems.

    When I was in my young twenties, I worked in a law enforcement agency while I was in college for accounting and business. I wanted to eventually study law also, so I figured any form of experience with the legal system or criminal justice system would be of benefit. My employment lasted roughly nine years. During my second year of employment, a senior detective, who was around 50 years old, began sexually harassing me. The sexual harassment started with comments that were sexual in nature, like asking if we could "get together," or asking if I'd be willing to stop by his house one night to visit. I knew that the detective was single (divorced many years prior) just from conversation around the agency.

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    1) Describe an ethical problem you have confronted in a business situation;
    2) Describe the deontological implications of the ethical problem you have described:
    3) if the problem was resolved: @) Tell me how the problem was resolved: b) whether you agree with how the problem was resolved; and c) whether the problem was resolved consistent with the principles of deontological ethics
    4) if the problem is not resolved, a) twll me how you would resolve it: and b) whether your resolution would be consistent with deontological ethics

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