You can apply Kantian theory, Betham theory or Rawls theory
to the following case.
What would KANT or
BETHAM or RAWLS say we should do and why?
Apply two theories
Make an argument regarding which of the two
theories you’ve applied is the one we should rely on to guide our behaviour
(that is why choose to be guided by one
theory rather than another? Prehaps one theory is harder to apply, or is unable
to deal with morally relevant facts? Or perhaps both theories agree in which
case you need not choose)
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After two years of hard work, AFS has managed to secure a
contract with an international Petroleum company (GXR Int) to provide financial
services. This is a huge contract for AFS and could mean the ability to expand
their operation into other international markets. The problem that has arisen,
however, is that the senior manager at Petrol-Light in charge of the
department, who would be in charge of the account, is Teresa.
This is a problem, because the GXR Inc’s managers do not do
business with woman as a result of cultural attitudes in their country towards
women. Teresa is capable of managing the account, and, other than her sex, is
the best person for the job at Petrol-Light Services. However, GXR’s managers
are insisting that she be taken off the account and be replaced with a man. The
board of directors has approaches Teresa and asked her to step down. Teresa
refused to step down voluntarily from the account, explaining that it would be
a large accomplishment for her to manage the account. She would be missing out
a change to substantially further her career and doesn’t want to lose the
chance to get more experience and improve her reputation. She has been a
strong, upwardly mobile and loyal employee of Petro-Light for 15 years, and
this account would go along way to furthering her career.
AFS has a commitment to equality in its statement of values
and mission statement and has publically stated its commitment to ending
discrimination in its hiring practices. The board of directors recently called
for a meeting to discuss the issue and make a decision. At the meeting GRX
threatened to break off the contract agreement if Teresa were not removed from
What would two ethical
theories say the board should do? Which theory should the board rely on to
guide their behaviour? Why?