The Pros And Cons Of Ethical Dilemmas

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The case represents an unethical dilemma. The case describes about a customer in a supermarket store who slipped and seriously got injured. The customer saw the sign; however, she chose to disregard the warning sign about the wet floor. She incurred serious injuries that lead to large hospital bills and the person missed several months of work. The worst part is that the she does not have insurance to pay hospital bills, nor has any source of support. In this situation, the injured customer’s attorney is going to sue the supermarket store for the reparations. Nevertheless, the attorney suggested to the employee to testify that there was no sign in place to warn that the floor was wet and if the employee would do what the attorney told her to do, then the payment would be handled by the insurance company. However, the attorney states that the state law in which this incident occurred, requires the supermarket to place a…show more content…
One of the first rationalization in this situation is to have sympathy or sympathize with the injured customer. For instance, the insurance company can afford the loss, while the injured customer cannot. Although, it could be true that the insurance company can afford the loss, while the injured customer cannot, this would still be insurance fraud. Under the positive law this is known as illegal and unethical. Second rationalization in this situation is the use of another state law in the case. For example, in the place where the incident occurred, the law states that placing a warning sign is inadequate. It could be true in different states, but we must obey the law in which the states we live in. The truth is that the customer deliberately chose to ignore the warning sign and thus leads to injuring the customer
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