Business Ethics & Social Responsibility-Life / Skills Assignment (Case Analysis & Research)

  • What financial impact do you think the lawsuit could potentially have on Wal-Mart? Do you think the women deserve to win the lawsuit? What if the outcome of the case cost Wal-Mart so much it had to lay off thousands of its workers and close stores?
  • What are the major moral complaints of the females suing Wal-Mart? Do you believe these complaints are justified? Why? Wal-Mart has said that the case should not be heard as a class-action, but that each woman should be considered individually, and an individual determination should be made regarding whether she specifically was discriminated against by Wal-Mart, because each woman’s situation is different. Do you agree?
  • What factors do you think might account for the discrepancies the Drogin report uncovered?
  • What, if anything, do you think Wal-Mart should do to correct these discrepancies? Should a company institute an “affirmative action” promotion program for female employees? If so, what should this program be like?

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