In Unit 2, we further explored the ethical decision-making model that we were introduced to at the end of Unit 1. If you would like to review ethical decision-making models, read this article. Please note that this article is optional.
Consider the following scenario:
You are the manager of a local department store when you see a customer with her baby stealing baby formula. You are walking the aisles, checking inventory when you come around the corner and see this situation. The customer puts the baby formula in a bag under the baby seat in the basket. The customer does not see you and continues to shop.
Using the ethical decision making approaches we have been discussing, respond to the following questions:
- Based on your ethical decision-making preferences and the ethical-decision making approaches, how would you respond in this situation?
- Identify and explain which of the ethical decision-making approaches you used to arrive at your decision.
- If you saw your neighbor stealing clothes for herself, would you respond differently to the situation? Why or why not?