LS312 Ethics and Legal Enviroment
A stakeholder refers to any organization or individual who is affected as a result the business activities (Duddington, 2007, p. 103). In this case we have Brad who is the owner of the business, and his interest is in the capital growth of the capital invested and the dividends, whereas Eddie who is the general manager of the company, Jane who is the head of the Payroll Department and Greg the service technician will be interested in their pay, job security and prospects.
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A maxim is a ‘personal principle of action’. Basically, a maxim is stated as a directing principle someone has decided to always stand for. With this theory it’s either yes or no. If the decision maker applied this theory then Jane would simply be fired since the maxim of Eddie was that, if one came to realize what actually happens then he or she should be fired (Penslar, 1995, p. 274).
The utilitarian theory as analyzed by John Stuart Mill an advocate, ‘an action will be right so-far- as it will tend to produce satisfaction and not pain’ So an action could be considered right whenever it produces the utmost pleasure and has the least pain of any existing alternative action. If the decision maker applied this theory then Jane will obviously be fired since Eddie has his utmost satisfaction when his brother is getting high commission and considerably gaining some amount from there rather than giving such an opportunity to another person.
The rights theory shows that, the rights put in place by the people are protected and granted to have the highest priority. If a large ruling or large population endorses it then it is considered ethically correct. If Eddie could use this ruling then he could not fire Jane since majority of the other workers could be on her side (Penslar, 1995, p. 249).
The justice theory by John Rawls states justice to be fairness. Fairness is about administering everything with equity. What you do to people expect it to be done to you likewise. If the decision maker used this theory he would be fair to every worker and Jane would not be fired since...