BUSINESS ETHICS WALMART’S WOMEN
1. What financial impact do you think the lawsuit could potentially have on Wal-Mart? Ans. Wal-Mart is the biggest or largest retail store in the world. Naturally, their earning and employees are also more compared to other corporate. The lawsuit against the company was not the company needed when they were facing other legal issues such as the child labor and employment of illegal immigrants. Six women who say women were treated lower than the male even if they acquired equal posts; qualification and experience filed the lawsuit. The six women who filed the case against Wal-Mart are not only asking the company pay for the unfair deed but also asking them to pay back and compensate for all 1.6 female employees against whom Wal-Mart discriminated. This would cost the company a fortune because these 1.6 female workers were entitled to promotions, salary increment, trainings and other such things. To compensate or reimburse that much amount for that much workers would surely have a huge and major impact on the company’s financial position. The other way in which this lawsuit could affect the company’s financial position would be through the transaction or sales. Other thing is the reputation and goodwill of the company.
2. What are the major moral complaints of the females suing Wal-Mart? Do you believe these moral complaints are justified? Why? Ans. Major Complaints: Difference in the promotion scheme between male and female employees, The lower payment of wages and salaries to female employees even they were at same level with male employees, Unequal distribution of management training among the male and female employees, Male allotted a better job assignment compared to women even they were equally qualified, ranked and experienced.
Yes, I believe these complaints are justifiable because we can see from every point that women were not treated fairly and equally. It wasn’t that women lacked in anything or that they were...
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