The legal and ethical environment of business

Task Name: Phase 1 Discussion Board 2
Deliverable Length: 4–5 paragraphs
Details:

Reminder: Initial Discussion Board posts due by Wednesday, responses due by Sunday;

Respond to two of your classmates

Students will be expected to post their first initial discussion board posting 
by Wednesday of each week. Discussion posts will be graded and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.
Students are expected to post their responses to peers 
by Sunday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

The issue of right and wrong has always been open to debate and scrutiny. In people’s private lives, it is open to interpretation and is quite subjective. However, in the business world, there is not that individual definition of right and wrong, at least there should not be. Reflect back on your professional life and recall any time you can identify when, in your own opinion, your organization may have done something unethical. Please do not state or specify the name of the business, just the incident. Then, support your opinion with some research to substantiate your assertions.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write up to 3 paragraphs that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas: 

  • Search the library and the Internet for information pertaining to the ethical violation made by your organization, past or present, and be sure not to identify the organization. See if this incident has occurred in other organizations; give 2 examples and their outcomes.
  • Can you think of any legitimate justification for the organization’s actions with 2 examples? Explain.