Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

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Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Sexual orientation discrimination includes being treated differently or harassed because of your real or apparent sexual orientation -- whether gay, lesbian, bisexual, or heterosexual. This type of discrimination may be illegal in your workplace, depending on where you work. This is not a personal problem that should be handled among themselves. As an Equal Employment Opportunity company, the company should ensure that guidelines are given and followed to prevent this type of sexual harassment and discrimination. If the company permits the posting of these types of pictures then the problem will never be solved. Robinson should not have to argue with her peers because she feels she has…show more content…
Secondly, moral rights provide individuals with independence and equality in the free pursuit of their interests. An employee does have a right not be offended. He or she should be given an equal chance and fair opportunity to complete their work tasks without being offended. Offensive gestures interfere with an individual’s ability to work. A right is an individual’s prerogative to something. Included in this claim is the right to act in a certain manner and to have people act in a certain manner towards them. She has the moral right to work as she chooses, her co-workers, supervisors, and managers must leave her interests free to pursue. Her individual pursuits must be protects, by offending a worker, his or her moral rights are deprived. The sexually explicit pictures, the sexually suggestive and humiliating comments of her male co-workers and the men only sign in the ship fitters trailer are wrongful acts that deprive Robinson from her right to be treated equally. As an individual, she is entitled to be treated in the same manner as the men she works with. Rights are powerful devices whose main purpose is to enable the individual to choose freely whether to pursue certain interests or activities and to protect those choices. Unfortunately, Robinson was not given this opportunity, or choice, when others warned her “to ‘take cover’ or leave so that men could exchange jokes out of her
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