Resolving Ethical Business Challenges
- What are the legal and ethical risks associated with the decision about hiring truck drivers at Zyedego?
There are many legal and ethical risks stated in the case study that needs to be addressed while hiring truck drivers at Zyedego. The first is the case of Dana that deals with a proper work permit to work in the USA. It is a legal crime to allow anyone to work an American organization if they do not have a proper paper work and permission to work. There is also an issue of drivers having previous DWI (Driving While Intoxicated). This issue calls to both legal and ethical issues. These drivers may not change their habits and commit the illegal practice of DWI again.
- What should Peter recommend to Gwyn about Dana’s case?
Dana is pregnant and truck driving is a difficult profession. She might face health issues during the job. Ethically speaking, she should be provided a leave with a pay. But then there is another issue with her citizenship that could bring legal difficulties for Zyedego. I would therefore recommend that peter should let her go.
- Do you think Peter is too emotionally attached to the Martin case to make an objective decision?
I do believe that Peter is emotionally attached to the Martin pension case. This is an awkward position for Peter. He do want to help Martin’s family but the company is passing through tough financial conditions. Therefore, I would say that Peter may not be able to make an objective decision in this situation.