Moral Theories

Moral Theories

Moral Theories

Scenario 1: You are offered a job at XYZ Corp. A friend emails you an article indicating the company has been funding questionable research. That may be causing irreparable damage to a specific ecosystem. You notice in the Code of Ethics that you will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. And a statement saying if you leave for any reason, you will be barred from working for a similar company for one year. Do you take the job, why or why not and what moral theories guides your decision? Be sure clearly discuss the moral theories and how they justify your decision.

Scenario 2: You have been working in a technical job for ABC company for 6 months and are about to pass probation and be hired full time. Your manager has been a little more attentive than usual and calls you into the office. You are told that to be promoted, you will be required to put in 10 hours a week “off the clock.” You decide to contact HR and are told that this is just “standard practice” to contract a person for 45 hours a week to calculate the salary, but normal for employees to put in 55 hours on average. This is not illegal, per se, but seems sketchy. Do you accept the promotion or start looking for a new job? Most importantly, what moral theory or theories help you justify your decision?

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