Essay on Ethical Dilemma at Northlake

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“Ethical Dilemma at Northlake”
Week 3 – Case Study # 1

Synopsis: The case begins with Jim McIntoch the vice president of finance of Amalgamated Forest Products having a conversation with Frank the manager of corporate reporting. Jim is upset with Frank and is confronting him about the decision he’s made about going public about a financial analysis report that Amalgamated Forest Products will present to the legislation. Frank is stating that the report is falsifying information about the how much the operating cost would be if the company would need to establish pollution control of the discharge of wastewater. Jim is extremely upset and basically threatens him about ruining his career as well as the company if he were to go public
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Frank should also ensure explore all his options before going to the media with his findings. He needs to discuss the issue with the HR department and see what his options are and ensure he has followed correct protocol so he can prevent a lawsuit on himself from the company.
Finding of Fact #2: It’s clear that bullying is being done to Frank by Jim McIntosh and Jean Letourmeau, both of them threatening him about loosing his job and causing the company to lose a lot of money.
Recommendation #2: In the beginning of the case we read that Jim the vice president is talking to Frank in a appalling demeanor “Tina tells me that you are threatening to go public with your stupid statements about the report”…”Frank, wake up and smell the coffee!” In these first statements we see that he does not really see Frank as being on a respectable level and he is using his power of being vice president to talk to him this way. We also read that Frank notices Jim is trembling because of how angry he is. In this case we also see how Jean the president of the company in a calm way reminds Frank what the company has done for him and how it’s not his place to speak out about any of his own findings as he was not involved with compiling the analysis for the report. He bluntly tells Frank that he would hate to see him fired because of a minor issue. Jim and Jean both stress out that Frank

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