Week Four Midterm Essay

Mary works at Acme, Inc.  The company is heavily regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and it has an audit scheduled for next week.  Mary’s boss approached her and requested that she not tell anyone about the recent toxic waste spill that happened on the company’s property.   She later witnessed her boss destroying key documents that were recently requested by the EPA.  Mary approaches her boss to tell him she is uncomfortable with the situation.  Her boss tells her that he will fire her if she brings it up again.   

In 1500 words, discuss how the concepts of employment at will, whistle blowing and ethical frameworks (ethical perspectives,  i.e. free market ethics, utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics or ethic of care. ) apply in this scenario. Use at least four credible sources, one of which is the assigned textbook in this class. Your response must include four credible/quality references.

Your essay must be in APA 6th edition format, and include a title page and references page. An abstract is not required. Please name your assignment file as ‘lastnamefirstinitial-Midterm.

Upon submission, your paper will be automatically submitted to Turnitin.  You are expected to submit your final version of your essay no later than midnight EST, Day 7.

If you need further clarification, please contact me as soon as possible.

WARNING:   No more than 10% of your writing should consist of quotes from other sources.  The vast majority of your work should be your own original analysis. Paraphrase what you read instead of quoting.  Also, review, as this shows that a paper that consists of quotes strung together is not original and is plagiarism.  Using too many quotes will bump you into this category.

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