Ethics Case Study – 60

Mr. X worked in the human resources department that was interviewing applicants for a top job in a widget company.

After reading many applications, one stood out way ahead of the others.

Then he realized that he knew the applicant, Mr. Y. They had hung out together when they were teenagers.

Mr. Y had been a wild kid and once was arrested for shoplifting and the possession of drugs.

Mr. Y had completed mandatory counselling and, as far as Mr. X knew, Mr. Y had straightened out his life and had done well during the last twenty years.

Mr. Y hadn’t indicated in his application that he had once been arrested and Mr. X feared that the company would never hire someone with a police record, no matter how minor or how long ago the offence was.

Do you favour Mr. X revealing the information?

20 marks / 250 words.

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