Logical error or errors in a case study

following:

  1. Identify the logical error or errors being made in the case study.
  2. Explain what professional ethical standards may be called into question by this error (or errors).
  3. What ethical behavior/response would you apply to the situation?
    The case study you are assigned will determine the content of your initial post only. For your replies, you may respond to any classmate, regardless of last name or which case study they addressed. You do not need to stay with your assigned case study for your peer replies.
    In your replies to your classmates, be sure to provide the following:
  4. Feedback on the logical error identified in the case study.
  5. Feedback on the ethical response described. What other responses might be considered?
  6. Compare the case study your classmate addressed to the one you responded to.
    a. If you addressed the same case study, compare your approach to your classmate’s approach.
    b. If you addressed different case studies, identify any key similarities and differences between the logical errors presented and the possible ethical responses.

Case Studies

Case study 1: You overhear two colleagues discussing whether to vote in favor of a change to your company’s policy regarding in house dating. Mary proposed the change to the policy and Tom is against the change. The first colleague (Nicole) states: “I’m not voting for that change to policy! Mary just wants to be able to date her boss and I’m not supporting that! Think of all the favors she will get then!” The second colleague (Rachel) replies “I’m voting for the change just to spite Tom. He voted against my last proposal.”

  1. Identify the logical error or errors being made in the case study.
  2. Explain what professional ethical standards may be called into question by this error (or errors).
  3. What ethical behavior/response would you apply the situation?

Case study 2: You are a manager for an organization that is undergoing severe budget cuts. You are asked to select five employees from your department for layoffs. Your supervisor strongly suggests that your job will be more secure if you choose employees who are older or closer to retirement age rather than younger employees who have families depending on them at home.

  1. Identify the logical error or errors being made in the case study.
  2. Explain what professional ethical standards may be called into question by this error (or errors).
  3. What ethical behavior/response would you apply the situation?

Case study 3: You work in a hospital ER and a firm belief has developed among the staff that the ER is busier and there are more violent patients when there is a full moon. You notice that it is getting more and more difficult to staff the ER when the moon is full. One staff member in particular refuses to work during the full moon citing “religious reasons.”

  1. Identify the logical error or errors being made in the case study.
  2. Explain what professional ethical standards may be called into question by this error (or errors).
  3. What ethical behavior/response would you apply the situation?

Sample Solution

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