The Moral Dilemma Involved And How Organizations Can Resolve This Type Of Issue

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Introduction and Case Study Background Certain values, principles, and rules of conduct must always be adhered to when dealing with employees in the workplace. Each organization has their own distinct culture, however, one thing should remain consistent regarding employees and those are certain inalienable civil rights. It is the organizations responsibility to ensure that these universal rights of their employees are afforded to them in accordance with established norms and statutes. Standard operational procedures should be developed that define proper rules of conduct in relation to promoting basic human rights of their employees. I will explore the paid maternity leave case study and discuss the moral dilemma involved and how organizations can resolve this type of issue. In summary, the case study involves various countries approaches to maternity leave and the positive and negative effects in regards to extended leave and shortened leave by mothers as well as paid versus unpaid leave. The case states that Germany allots mothers 47 weeks of paid leave with job protections compared to America’s 12 weeks of unpaid leave. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends six months for the mothers in order to develop a bond with their new born babies and states that the guarantee of paid leave increases higher immunization rates, higher health rates for new born babies, lower infant mortality rates, and lowers the mother’s risk of postpartum issues. On the flip

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