Ethical Dilemma

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Ethical Dilemma
1.) Keeping in mind the facts and timeline of this situation, discuss Jackie’s situation in terms of its legal and ethical issues. Jackie has a strong case for sexual harassment against her former boyfriend, Curtis. Jackie and Curtis was a couple in the past; however, decided to separate and end their engagement due to Curtis infidelities. Jackie made Curtis aware that she was not comfortable by rejecting several of his sexual advances. Curtis proceeded to continue with his sexual advances; therefore, Jackie was warranted to file a harassment claim. Next, Curtis created a hostile environment for Jackie by frequently reminding Jackie of his connections through various music sources (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2013). Jackie felt as if she had to suffer through the abuse for the advancement of her career. The relationship between Curtis and Leslie presented a conflict of interest. Curtis admitted that Leslie and himself were having relations; which resulted with her career advancement in the legal department. Because of their relationship, Leslie should not have been involved in Jackie’s situation because her role and views are basis. Leslie abused her power as well, due to her lack of interest in handling Jackie’s harassment claim. Leslie was correct that SDR does have a strict fraternizing policy; however, she was not following the policy herself. 2.) Discuss Jackie’s alternatives and the possible professional and private outcomes of her situation. Because of all the ethical and legal volitions that occurred in the case study, Jackie’s best alternative is to leave the record label. Meeting with SDR president will have a negative affect for Jackie, Curtis, & Leslie. As previously stated each individual violated the company’s ethical standards; with Curtis and Leslie also violating federal laws (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2013). After a discussion with the company’s presidents, each employees would face disciplinary actions; with...
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