Business Ethics - Concepts & Cases

Manuel G. Velasquez - Pearson
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Establishing Fair Working Conditions

Eliminating risks when cost is reasonable, studying potential risks of a job, informing workers of known risks, compensating workers for injuries.

– Providing compensation for job risks similar to risk premiums paid in other jobs.

 – Providing adequate medical and disability benefits.

– Working with other firms to collect information about job risks.


Moral Responsibility for Working Conditions

• Employer is morally responsible for bad working conditions if the employer:

– Can and should improve conditions

– Knows about the conditions

– Is not prevented from changing conditions