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Ethics Theory and Business: Appropriate Forms of Remedy Against Hiring Discrimination

Many organizations have established policies to remedy discrimination in the hiring of women and minorities. Discuss whether or not you feel that affirmative action programs, reverse discrimination, and criteria of comparable worth are appropriate forms of remedy.

How is your response to this consistent with your moral philosophy? Explain. If it is not consistent with that philosophy, explain why your philosophy has changed.

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When someone becomes an employee, who is the servant and who is the master? Clearly, the employer is the master, right? Is it, therefore, not the master's right to hire whom he wishes? In fact, wouldn't it be kind of stupid to have to be forced to hire someone who is not as qualified for the position as someone else, just to satisfy some external political concern? If people want to make sure that they get hired by an employer, then they need to become the best candidate for the job...period. Whether you are black or white, pink or purple, the sole ...

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I approach this question by looking at the "big picture." What is the meaning of employment? What is the relationship between an employer and an employee? And, what does this have to do with providing a solution to the problem? It is in this light that I deal with the potential remedies of affirmative action and comparable worth in attempting to prevent discrimination in hiring policies and practices. This solution is 400 words.