Assignment 2: Ethics and Corporate Responsibility in the Workplace and the World
The Stakeholders in this case are:-
3. The People and Government of Colberia
4. Executives of the PharmaCARE
5. PharmaCARE Clients Worldwide
8. MR Alen Jones
9. CompCARE and Employees
10. Doctors and Hospitals who were dealing with CompCARE
11. Donna, Tom and Ayesha
The Ethics of PharmaCARE in Colberia:-
Now days it has become a critical measure for companies (small and Large) to abide by ethical standards, which are designed to protect the well-being of society they are operating in and ...view middle of the document...
In Essence it may be a business strategy for such companies to provide their employees with the best of everything to stay competitive in the market. Hence, a company should also strive to improve the lives of its rank and file workers not only as its corporate responsibility but also to create a better and happy workforce that can contribute more to the company and the world at large.
Could Allen Legally Fire The Three Workers?
The situation with all the three is quite different that we have to evaluate them respectively.
Donna:- Donna was an exemplary worker before the health issue started to trouble and keep her at home. Terminating an employee for filing a workers compensation claim is an illegal action covered under the wrongful discharge exceptions of the law. Employers may not fire or threaten to fire an employee to discourage him from or punish him for making a claim under the workers' compensation law (Allen, J, C.). Hence, Allen will not be able to fire Donna Legally.
Tom:- Allen’s best supervisor is on the other hand posing a different treat of whistleblowing, which actually is far more consequential not only for the company but also for Allen himself. If word goes out to OSHA (the federal agency that oversee work place safety standards) about the situation in the lab and the resulting health issues of the employees, PharmaCARE, CompCARE and its executives will come to face quiet expensive lawsuits and all the cover-up around the drug AD23 might be revealed. Thus, not only that Allen do not have the legal ground to fire Tom, he should rather try to convince him not to go to OSHA and keep him at his work with even increasing his wages and benefits.
Ayesha:- Ayesha’s complaint to EEOC, however, seems to me ungrounded accusation as we can see that there is no relationship to the bases that she was not promoted to the position. Allen’s reason is that he doesn’t believe Ayesha got the skill to be a leader despite being a good worker in her position. We do not see any incident in which Ayesha’s religious path had been an issue in her work environment. Thus the alleged discrimination is a false accusation that can give Allen the pretext to fire her with no liability. However since she is one of his good workers it might...