Caluag, Tricia Mae
BMGT 110 7989 Introduction to Business and Management (2148) November 2, 2014
Short Paper #1
Scenario: An Ethical Dilemma
JLT Cincinnati is a multi-state corporation with a campus in Cincinnati. Steve (Evelyn’s Nephew) works for JLT Cincinnati as Accountant. The accounting position was like a dream come true for him and that is because of Jan. Jan, who works in the Human Resources Department at JLT Cincinnati and she’s the one who helped Steve to get that position. She’s aware about the leader of JLT Cincinnati who decided to transfer the local accounting operation to JLT Wichita, corporate headquarters for a cost-saving move. For the accountant position, they might only accept those seniors because they are the priorities and a major factor in downsizing activities at JLT while Steve is the newest employee who joined the group. This is going to be the ethical dilemma of Jan. What does she have to do? Does she need to let the leader to choose those seniors or she can suggest about picking the employee? What are the role or responsibilities of employees? Do they have to know the ethical principles and practices? How will they solve that problem? Do they have to make decisions? Jan hired Steve in accounting position in JLT Cincinnati but in the first place she’s aware that the leader of JLT Cincinnati will transfer the local accounting operation to JLT Wichita for a cost-saving move and they might only accept seniors because they are the major factor in downsizing activities at JLT and that is the ethical dilemma of Jan faced with now. She hired Steve and Steve might not be accepted to JLT Wichita. Therefore, She has to tell the truth to Steve. So Steve can prepare on what’s going to happen in the next few days.
Employees make decisions at all levels of a company, whether at the top, on the front line or anywhere in between. The decision to behave ethically is a moral one; employees must decide what they...
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