Case Study Of Tyco's Ethical Ethics

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best of people. For example, Walsh and Foss are unethical because they failed to consider the consequences of their actions.
Tyco’s scandal under the Kantian approach
According to Kant, the person must be treated as ends and not as means. In consequence, the human being must be treated with respect. The human being has a moral value different from the machine. The Kantian approach comes with the principles of “respect for person” as “respect for individual.” According to this theory, the leaders must treat their followers with respect. People must not treat another person as a means to their ends. The key is to treat people with respect and not as a means. The Kantian expects a person to make the rational decision which is the right decision
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Unlike the statement of Kant, Kozlowski did not treat his/her employees with respect. He did not make the rational decision when he uses fraudulently the funds of the organization for personal interest. Kozlowski, Walsh, and Swartz use all means for personal profit and not thinking about the consequences and the harms they cause to the organization, the shareholders, and the public.
The role of whistleblowers in the scandal of Tyco.
The breach of loyalty is important to keep a company running. The tip from a whistleblower can save a company from a bankruptcy. This section will go over the concept of whistleblowing and its role in the scandal of Tyco.
Definition of whistleblowing
Whistleblowing is an action to denounce or to report the wrongdoing of a firm to the upper-level management. It is the release of the illegal actions or confidential information by an employee to the public. In consequence, the employee has a duty of loyalty to the public and the state. It is truth that an employee must act loyally to save the business and to increase revenue, but the employee has the right to breach the duty of loyalty to save the company’s reputation. In the case of the violation of the ethical codes, the duty of loyalty is
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He was an account payable manager who blew the whistle by refusing to sign an extravagant party. Wiest questioned a trip of $350.000 to the Bahamas for 81 Tyco employees. Jeffrey Wiest acted in the best interest to save and protect Tyco’s reputation.
The role of employment-at-will in the case of Tyco’s scandal
The CEO has an enormous power over his/her employee. He has the power to do and undo. The Agency Law and the Employment-at-will are two legal tools that the CEO can use to enforce his power. This section will define the concept of employment at-will and its role in the scandal of Tyco.
Definition of employment-at-will
According to the legal dictionary, the employment-at-will is the right employers have possessed to discharge their employees for any reason. The employer has the right to promote, demote, and fire for any reason. The employment-at-will gives the employer the power to fire or discharge, to demote, and to transfer an employee for a bad or good reason, or any reason at all. The reason, good or bad, must not violate the law or public policy. In consequence, the employment- at-will gives the employer the right fire and to hire good or bad employees at any time for the good or bad reason. Because, the employment at-will makes the employee vulnerable to the employer’s coercion, it enforces the fear to denounce or to question the ethical decision of the

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