Mary works at Acme, Inc. The company is heavily regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and it has an audit scheduled for next week. Mary’s boss approached her and requested that she not tell anyone about the recent toxic waste spill that happened on the company’s property. She later witnessed her boss destroying key documents that were recently requested by the EPA. Mary approaches her boss to tell him she is uncomfortable with the situation. Her boss tells her that he will fire her if she brings it up again.
In 1500 – 2100 words, discuss how the concepts of employment at will, whistle blowing and ethical frameworks (ethical perspectives, i.e. free market ethics, utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics or ethic of care. ) apply in this scenario. Use at least four credible sources, one of which is the assigned textbook in this class. Your response must include four credible/quality references.
Your essay must be in APA 6th edition format, and include a title page and references page. An abstract is not required. Please name your assignment file as 'lastnamefirstinitial-Midterm.
Upon submission, your paper will be automatically submitted to Turnitin. You are expected to submit your final version of your essay no later than midnight EST, Day 7.
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WARNING: No more than 10% of your writing should consist of quotes from other sources. The vast majority of your work should be your own original analysis. Paraphrase what you read instead of quoting. Also, review plagiarism.org, as this shows that a paper that consists of quotes strung together is not original and is plagiarism. Using too many quotes will bump you into this category.
|Criterion||Unsatisfactory (Below 80%)||Satisfactory (80% - 89%)||Exceptional (90% - 100%)|
|Employment at Will ||Did not sufficiently define or discuss employment at will. ||Clearly analyzed and discussed how employment at will affects the situation. ||Thoroughly defined, analyzed and discussed how employment at will affects the situation. |
|Whistleblowers||Did not provide a definition of a whistleblower. Did not thoroughly discuss the role whistleblowers may have played in the exposure of the company. ||Defined the term whistleblower. Clearly discussed the role whistleblowing may have played in the exposure of the company. ||Clearly defined the term whistleblower. Provided a thorough analysis on the role whistleblowing may have played in the exposure of the company. |
|Ethical Frameworks||Did not clearly identify or discuss the ethical dilemma using two ethical frameworks. ||Defined two ethical frameworks and applied them to the ethical dilemma faced by the company. ||Provided a detailed analysis on two ethical frameworks and thoroughly applied the frameworks to the dilemma faced by the company. |
|Provided research to support arguments||Little or no evidence of research. No citations present in essay or significant instances of missing citations. Overuse of quoted material. Use of non-credible sources. Did not use the text and three external sources. ||Some sections of the essay supported by research. Some citations, however not all of the essay is correctly cited. At least three sources used, in addition to the text. ||All arguments supported by research. All research is correctly documented with in-text citations and a reference page.Four or more sources used, in addition to the text. |
|Essay is 1500 - 2100 words||Essay did not meet the minimum word count of 1500 words||Essay exceeded the word count of 2100 words. Writing could be more concise||Essay is between 1500 - 2100 words|
|APA Formatting||Essay is not double- spaced or is missing a title page or reference page. Frequent citation errors. References appear on reference list but not cited in essay.||Most citations are in APA format. ||Essay is double- spaced, contains a title page and a reference page.|
|Mechanics||Frequent grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. Use of first and second person, instead of third person.||Minor grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. ||Technically flawless, mechanically and grammatically correct.|
|Format||Organization and structure developing but still some illogic in flow. Missing conclusion. Lack of sub-headers||Organization and structure are clear but presentation could be more precise. ||Organization and structure of the paper are clear and easy to follow. |