Sexual Harassment in The Workplace Name Institutional Affiliation Date Introduction Ethical theory refers to peoples’ attempt to elaborate different kinds of things or situations the way they are. Therefore different theories have been developed to explain different situations however for this essay the utilitarian theory is used in explaining sexual harassment at the workplace. Notably sexual harassment in the workplace has become a common phenomenon in various working places and working environments. Cases of employees being sexually harassed by their employers and co-workers have been witnessed and reported. Sexual harassment is characterized by unasked for sexual advances demand or request for sexual favors and whichever forms of either verbal or physical behavior with any sexual implications. Aforementioned in return are believed to negatively impact on one's employment or the job since it interferes and alters an employee's performance at work since it creates an unfriendly hostile and intimidating working of the managerial team as well as the workers found sexually harassing their colleagues for any given reason they should immediately be fired. By this it will be observed that the worker's dignity is highly appreciated thus any form of harassment being shunned. The reason for this is that nobody will risk losing their job for the shame that they were found sexually harassing others. It is the effort of all both the workers the managerial team in the workplace as well as the government in coming up with laws that protect the workers against sexual harassment. References Friedman G. S. & Whitman J. Q. (2002). The European Transformation of Harassment Law: Discrimination Versus Dignity. Colum. J. Eur. L. 9 241. Karim M. Farahwahida A. & Endut N. (2016). Understanding Of Sexual Harassment At The Workplace. Yamada D. C. (2015). Workplace bullying and the law: US legislative developments 2013-15. [...]
Applying an Ethical Theory Please read these assignment instructions before writing your paper, and re-read them often during and after the writing process to make sure that you are fulfilling all of the instructions. Please also utilize the assignment guidance and the outlined model provided. Overview The following short essay assignment is designed to help prepare you for an important part of the Final Paper. In this essay, you will do the following: Choose either the same ethical question you formulated and introduced in the Week One Assignment or a different one based on the list of acceptable topics. Choose either utilitarian or deontological ethical theory to apply to the ethical question. Explain the core principles of that theory. Demonstrate how the principles of the theory support a certain position on that question. Articulate a relevant objection to that position. Instructions Write a five-paragraph essay that conforms to the requirements below. The paper must be at least 1,000 words in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. The paragraphs of your essay should conform to the following guidelines: Introduction The introduction should clearly state the ethical question under consideration, and define the essential issues. You may build upon the question and introduction you provided in the Week One Assignment, or you may choose a different question, but it must be based on the list of acceptable topics. Your introduction should include a brief remark about the kind of theory you will be using to approach this question. The last sentence of the introduction should briefly summarize the or position on the issue you think is best supported by this theory and succinctly state what the objection will be. Bear in mind that your essay will not be concerned with your own position on this issue, but what someone reasoning along the lines of the chosen theory would conclude; this may or may not be the position you took in the Week One Assignment. Body Paragraphs Each paragraph in the body should start with a topic sentence that clearly identifies the main idea of the paragraph. Theory explanation Explain the core principles or features of the deontological or utilitarian theory and the general account of moral reasoning it provides. You must quote from at least one required resource other than your textbook that defends or represents that theory. Refer to the list of acceptable resources. Application Demonstrate how the principles or features of the deontological or utilitarian theory apply to the question under consideration and identify the specific conclusion that results from applying the reasoning characteristic of that kind of approach. Your application should clearly show how the conclusion follows from the main principles and features of the theory as addressed in the previous paragraph. Please see the associated guidance for help in fulfilling this requirement. Objection Raise a relevant objection to the argument expressed in your application. An objection articulates a plausible reason why someone might find the argument problematic. This can be a false or unsupported claim or assumption, fallacious reasoning, a deep concern about what the conclusion involves, a demonstration of how the argument supports other conclusions that are unacceptable, etc. You should aim to explain this objection as objectively as possible, (i.e., in a way that would be acceptable to someone who disagrees with the argument from the previous paragraph). Note that this does not necessarily mean that the objection succeeds, or that the conclusion the theory supports is wrong. It may be an obstacle that any adequate defense of the conclusion would have to overcome, and it may be the case that the theory has the resources to overcome that obstacle. Your task here is simply to raise the objection or present the “obstacle.” Conclusion The conclusion should very briefly summarize the main points of your essay. Resource Requirements You must use at least two resources to support your claims. At least one of the resources should be one of the Required or Recommended Resources that represent the theory you have chosen and must be drawn from the list of acceptable resources available in your online classroom. The other source should pertain to the particular issue you are writing about and should be drawn from the required or recommended readings in the course, or be a scholarly source found in the Ashford Unversity Library. You are encouraged to use additional resources, so long as at least two conform to the requirements above. The textbook does not count toward satisfying the resources required. To count toward satisfying the requirement, resources must be cited within the body of your paper and on the reference page and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. If you are unsure about whether a resource fulfills the requirement, or need assistance in finding resources, please contact your instructor.