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KEY TERMS AND CONCEPTS Rights Obligations Business Justice Truth-Telling Honesty Affirmative Action Reverse Discrimination Sexual Harassment Right to Know Right to Privacy ESSAY QUESTIONS 1. Do businesses have any obligations other than profits? Use examples in your answer to critically evaluate this question. 2. Is it immoral for a company to exaggerate or even âstretch the truthâ in their advertising if jobs are at stake? Discuss the moral principles involved here and try to justify your position. 3. Is affirmative action morally justifiable? 4. If one person takes offense at a titillating office email does that constitute sexual harassment or is this a case of someone being overly sensitive? Discuss the moral concerns that relate to this issue. 5. When Princess Diana died, were journalists pursuing a story that the public had a âright to knowâ? TRUE/FALSE According to the author âbusiness ethicsâ is an oxymoron. An obligation is what I am entitled to by law. There are two highly divergent ways of approaching rights and obligations in business. Social justice is concerned with how business and the media treat consumers and members of society. 5. Doing anything you can to get the customer to buy the product is known in advertising as the fairest approach. 6. Prejudice means literally âprejudgmentâ before having any experience of that which one judges. 7. One argument for discrimination is that a companyâs business practices are its own affair. 8. One survey found that 4 in 5 students have been sexually harassed at some point in their school life. 9. Enron had a 65 page long code of ethics. 10. The media represent events â they do not create them. 1. 2. 3. 4. MULTIPLE CHOICE 11. According to the author no right is so important that it _________ supersedes all the others. a) often b) always c) mostly d) never 101 Copyright Â© 2009 Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458. All rights reserved.