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Human Resource: Ethical and Moral Obligations for Workers in a Chemical Plant

How would you react to a CEO's statement that, on moral grounds, she had decided to let the workers in her chemical plant decide for themselves

(1) Whether or not to work overtime in the more dangerous parts of the enterprise and, separately,
(2) Whether or not to wear protective equipment?

Explain and defend your positions on these two questions. Would your positions change if the worker was female and pregnant? Female and of child-bearing years? Discuss thoroughly.

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Ethical/Moral Obligations in the Workplace

1. The CEO is right in allowing the employee to decide for himself/herself whether to work overtime in a dangerous part of the enterprise. This is an application of managerial ethics, specifically the rights view of ethics. This is one of the four views of ethics which is concerned with respecting and protecting individual liberties and privileges such as the rights to privacy, freedom of conscience, free speech, life and safety, and due process (Robbins and Coulter, 2004).

2. If the worker is female and pregnant, it should have been part of the company policy that pregnant women should be protected ...

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The ethical and moral obligations for workers in a chemical plant are determined.