Step 1: Pick one scenario below for the focus of this paper.
Step 2: Once your selection has been made, reach a conclusion about whether the employee or the employer has the stronger ethical position. In your writing, consider the following:
What are the key facts relevant to your response?
What are the ethical issues involved in this particular scenario?
Who are the stakeholders?
What alternatives might exist for the employee or for the employer that might otherwise resolve the conflict presented, if any?
Is there any other way, for instance, to gather information about employees, to protect employees from a particular harm, or to protect employers from a cost that concerns them?
How do the alternatives compare, and how do the alternatives affect the stakeholders?
PAPER SCENARIO SELECTIONS:
- An employee is fired when a mandatory urinalysis test detects nicotine in her urine. Her company prohibits smoking by all employees. The company argues that increasing health care costs due to smoking justifies the action.
- An employee is fired when her employer learns that she has had an abortion. The employer is a strong antiabortion, prolife advocate who believes that abortion is equivalent to murder.
- An employee is denied health care coverage offered to all other employees when his employer switches health care providers to one that requires a medical examination before offering coverage. The employee is diagnosed as HIV positive during the examination. Rising health care costs under the previous provider, attributed to a large extent to costs associated with this employee, were the reason for the switch in providers.
PAPER WRITING REQUIREMENTS:
The assignment must be in APA 6th ed. format, with a minimum of 5 references
Papers should be 3 – 5 pages, not including the table of contents or reference page.