Ethics and Corporate Responsibility in the Workplace and the World
PharmaCARE’s stakeholders are individuals and businesses that have an interest in the company’s day to day operations. Some of the stakeholders for PharmaCARE include employees, customers, investors, creditors, government agencies, and communities.
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1. The workers are benefited (they are better off with the job than without), and they are paid wages promised to them (i.e., they are not cheated) (Meyers, 2004).
2. The workers freely choose to work in sweatshops (they are not coerced or deceived) (Meyers, 2004).
3. The workers prefer the job to all other alternative options (the offering of a sweatshop job offers an option that is at least as good as any other previously existing option and does not take away any other options) (Meyers, 2004).
Determine whether Allen could legally fire each of the three (3) workers—Donna, Tom, and Ayesha. Suggest steps he should take to minimize the risks to his department and the company.
New Jersey is an "at will" employment state. As such, at-will employees can be terminated for any reason, except reasons that are deemed to be illegal, such as on the basis of race, nationality or sexual orientation, or because the employee refuses to break a law ("New Jersey Labor," n.d.). Donna, Tom and Ayesha are protected under