DATE: 2012-06-10 TO: Profession Hadley FROM: Group A NO.5 SUBJECT: The assessment legal risk of Apple
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Introduction As an electronic product company, Apple has advanced equipment, technology and products, as well as a large number of employees. In 2011 according to Forrester market research, at least 1/5 people use Apple products, which indicated that Apple is a organization that employees have strong coagulative power, in other words, there is no discrimination in Apple, further its products are creative and progressive, it is in a position to correctly handle his patent, copyright and trademark from infringing; Apple almost never breach of contract, it has well-deserved reputation, so its customers and suppliers are larger than over before; Apple is a complex of emotional and rational, it properly deal with the relationship between morality and law, neither immoral nor illegal.
b. When there is a conflict between a legal requirement and ethical duty, how should managers decide which to follow? Be specific with the operations of your company. There is a relationship exists between law and ethics, the legal behavior is perhaps not morality, or is opposite.
Absolutely, when there is a conflict between a legal requirement and ethical duty, managers should follow legal requirement. Managers play a vital role in a company 's legal and ethical performance. Apple has been set up ethical training programs for managers that cover recruiting foreign workers, right business practice of records and documents preparation, check workers ID and identity workers age, track record of working hours and general management responsibility.
Apple conducts business ethically, honestly, and in full compliance with all laws and regulations. This applies to every
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