Leg500 Week 7 Assignment 2

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Kenia Freeman Professor Teresa Smallwood LEG500 August 18, 2013 Organization leaders have a responsibility for upholding the proper standards as they pertain to ethical behaviors in the workplace. Leaders are constantly faced with making the best decisions possible for their corporations and to increase profits for company stakeholders. Unfortunately, some stakeholders do not always make the right choices, especially when the wrong one choice is more enticing. My research will determine the stakeholders invested in PharmaCARE, analyze the ethics of their treatment of the indigenous population and its rank-and-file workers versus the executives, and determine whether Allen can legally fire a few of his employees. Also, determine…show more content…
According to the at-will doctrine, “all employee relationships are presumed to be “at-will” in all U.S. states except Montana (National Conference of State Legislatures).” This means an employee can be terminated by their employer for no reason or for any reason without incurring any legal liability, unless it is an illegal reason, and as it seems any accusations Allen tries to use to terminate his employees would not be upheld by the law. Per the Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970 (OSHA): “Everyone has the right to a safe workplace. The law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. Employers MUST provide their employees with a workplace that does not have serious hazards and follow all relevant OSHA safety and health standards. You cannot be transferred, denied a raise, have your hours reduced, be fired, or punished in any other way because you used any right given to you under the OSHA Act.” As for Ayesha, a tech who filed an EEOC complaint for not receiving a promotion allegedly because she is Muslim, whereas Allen in reality did not feel she possessed the necessary skills to be a supervisor. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: “If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or

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