Business Ethics Position Paper

Task is to write a paper from one to two pages (double spaced) that analyzes one of the following business ethical issues. You choose which issue to write about; in this assignment, reflect deeply on a topic that matters to you. Each scenario represents a conflict in an organizational setting. In addition to applying ethical reasoning to your position, you must demonstrate how as a leader you would preserve the professional relationships in question and resolve the conflict. You may draw upon personal experience, current events, and research to support your views.

Option C: Scenario

A bank manager is faced with the difficult task of downsizing a department and must choose between two employees to let go. Both employees have similar performance records but the manager believes that Jill (age 30) has more potential than Jack (age 42). The manager has been told by the vice president that firing Jill would be safer since Jacks age makes him in a protected class and there is a fear of litigation. Explain what the manager should do in this situation and how they could resolve the conflict between the manager and the vice president in the most ethical manner.

Content Requirements:

You must apply at least one ethical theory to support your position.
You must also show how your decision would preserve the professional relationships in question and resolve the conflict in an ethical manner.
You must demonstrate consistency of your clearly established viewpoint throughout the paper and a clear logical flow as you apply ethical reasoning.
Your writing must be original and insightful.

Grammatical/Format Requirements:

Paper must be one to two pages in length, double spaced, in correct APA format using Times New Roman or Arial font size 12.
Paper must include a title page and reference page if citations are used.
Paper must adhere to Standard English with correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.