Week 5 Individual Assignment II - Resolving Ethical Business Challenges p. 148-149
Read "Resolving Ethical Business Challenges" found on pages 148-149 in your Ferrell text. Provide written responses to the 3 questions at the conclusion of the case.
1.) What are the legal and ethical risks associated with the decision about hiring truck drivers at Zyedego?
Some of the legal and ethical risks associated with hiring these truck drivers is that they already have a DWI history so even though they have stated they have been clean for 5 years doesn’t mean that they won’t drink again. These drivers can seriously hurt or kill someone if they were to drink and drive. They could also cause the company money is fine’s and assets if they were to get in an accident while drinking. Legally, the company can look at fines and be sued if one of their drivers was to hurt or kill someone. The company is already having financial issues and if one of these driver’s was to do something wrong like that again it could cause the company to be shut down or to go bankrupt.
2.) What should Peter recommend to Gwyn about Dana’s case?
Peter can recommend that once Dana has the baby that she can go out on FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) which would provide her with 12 workweeks of unpaid leave, and requires group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if employees continued to work instead of taking leave. Employees are also entitled to return to their same or an equivalent job at the end of their FMLA leave (United States Department of Labor, 2013). As far as production, Dana is entitled to do her job as long as the pregnancy is going fine. If for any reason Dana should start to have complication she could be put on light duty by her doctor and the company would have to make those accommodations. As far as Dana’s citizenship it looks like she did provide the paperwork to Gwyn but just not in the timely manner that Gwyn wanted it.
3.) Do you think...