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Business Ethics and Operations

Business Ethics Loren Vranich, a doctor practicing under the corporate name Family Health Care, P.C., entered into a written employment contract to hire Dennis Winkel. The contract provided for an annual salary, insurance benefits, and other employment benefits. Another doctor, Dr. Quan, also practiced with Dr. Vranich. About nine months later, when Dr. Quan left the practice, Vranich and Winkel entered into an oral modification of their written contract whereby Winkel was to receive a higher salary and a profit-sharing bonus. During the next year, Winkel received the increased salary. However, a disagreement arose, and Winkel sued to recover the profit-sharing bonus. Under Montana law, a written contract can be altered only in writing or by an executed oral agreement. Dr. Vranich argued that the contract could not be enforced because it was not in writing. Does Winkel receive the profit-sharing bonus? Did Dr. Vranich act ethically in raising the defense that the contract was not in writing? Winkel v. Family Health Care, P.C., 205 Mont. 40, 668 P.2d 208, Web 1983 Mont. Lexis 785 (Supreme Court of Montana)

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Business ethics is a form of a set of principles that a company conducts alongside, in operations practices that impact their consumers, as well as fellow employees or partners. The applied ethics are principles similar to a blueprint for conducting business that is fair between all stakeholders involved within the company. In the analysis of the case study ...

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The business ethics framework for reaching a desired objective dealing with a legality issue on a business contract within the healthcare provider industry.