Ethical Dilemmas

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Ethical Dilemmas  1
Ethical Dilemmas
Larry Carter
COM 425
May 31, 2010


Ethical Dilemmas  2

Ethical Dilemmas
In today’s world employees face many different challenges in the workplace, challenges which not only bring on difficult choices, but could also bring about unwanted change. One of these challenges is Ethical Dilemmas. When an ethical dilemma arises in the workplace an employee is faced with what to do. How do they deal with this situation? The employee has to consider a couple different things when faced with these types of dilemmas. They must determine who it affects, how it affects, and then the consequences that may arise if they bring it to someone’s attention, or if they do not. For this assignment I am going to look at scenario numbers 3 and 5 from the text Fundamentals of Organizational Communication, Shockley-Zalabak, 2009 7TH Edition. Scenario number three deals with a crew member bringing information to light concerning possible drug use in the organization, and scenario number 5 deals with an employee who overheard a conversation between two managers about her friend.

Ethical Dilemmas 3

“A crew member from the night shift’s manufacturing group has come to you as her personnel liaison with a concern about drug use on the production line. She won’t give you any specific details for fear of those individuals involved finding out who has turned them in. She suggests that you should investigate immediately but warns against involving her in any way. She asks you not to tell the other personnel liaisons because the grapevine has it that one of them may be involved.” As an enforcement supervisor of a gaming establishment it is my job to enforce all applicable rules, regulations and laws that are...
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