Ethical Decision Making Ethical Decisions

1014 Words Oct 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Having to make an ethical decision regarding unethical circumstances can be challenging for some. “Ethical decision-making refers to the process of evaluating and choosing among alternatives in a manner consistent with ethical principles. In making ethical decisions, it is necessary to perceive and eliminate unethical options and select the best ethical alternative.The process of making ethical decisions requires: commitment-the desire to do the right thing regardless of the cost; consciousness-the awareness to act consistently and apply moral convictions to daily behavior and competency-the ability to collect and evaluate information, develop alternatives, and foresee potential consequences and risks” (according to Blink, 2016).
The case reading states that there is an employee at Empress Luxury Line by the name of Antonio Melendez who requested a computer system upgrade who was informed by a technician that he might be getting his request granted due to a shady insurance fraud scam that may be about to take place at his employment. The technician was informed by his supervisor who received instruction from higher management (CFO) to not only remove some repairable damaged underground wires connected to the computer system that was caused by a thunderstorm, but to dig up almost all the underground wire and cable. He was instructed to do so before the insurance adjuster arrives. Of course this makes for the insurance claim to be more than the actual damage at hand.The…
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