Ethics & organizational management
So far two alternatives were found; the first was to fire the accused employee so that he can be taken to court thereafter and the second one was a forced rehabilitation of the accused. When the first alternative is used, the accused will be legally dealt with since he will be taken to court and be accused of rape. If the accused is found guilty of the act, he will be taken to prison for a period of time depending on what the laws demands. While in the court the victim of rape has to produce substantial evidence to show that actually she was raped by the accused.
Though justice will be done to both of them, the victim of rape will be disadvantaged because it will be known by the public that she was raped, many victims of such cases would not want such information to be disclosed to the public. This reason has made many of the victims of rape not to report the matter to the relevant authorities. When the second alternative is used, the victim of rape will be able to maintain her dignity in the organization and the society as a whole.
But if we look at it critically, no justice would have been done because the rapist will simply go through a series of counseling without being subjected to any major punishment. This might not solve future cases of rape because of the lack of the capital punishment. The victim will end up losing the battle against rape. The decision maker has to make a sound choice of any of the alternatives and he has to look into it to ensure that justice is done to both the rapists and the victim of rape.
Making of the decision At this point the decision to the ethical issue has to be reached. The committee that was chosen to deal with the issue comprising of the employees, the board of directors and the managing directors will have to come up with a decision that all of them will be in agreement with. And the first alternative is chosen and the majority in the committee are for that choice, that is to fire the employee and then be taken to the law courts so that future cases of the same kind may be prevented.
This was also meant to serve as a lesson to many others (Lloyd, 2003, p. 349). Implementation of the decision The employee is fired, police are informed and within a short time the employee is picked up and taken to police cells so that he may be prosecuted later. The victim of rape prepares enough evidence that will be used in the court. Evaluation of the decision made. Organizations have been having many cases of this kind before.
After this decision was reached, rape cases in organizations decreased and it is predicted that in the future there will be no such cases in organizations. As a result of this, many female employees are now enjoying their freedom while working with different organizations and their male counterparts are now according them the respect they so much wanted. Conclusion The six steps that are involved in ethical decision making were used in compiling this paper.
One thing that is very critical to any organization that wants to succeed is social responsibility. Once this is adopted by the employees working with different organizations then they will be corporate citizens who impact positively on the organization and the community as a whole.
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