Assignment 2 1. Task You work in the Ethics Department for ABC Company (ABC). Yo
Assignment 2 1. Task You work in the Ethics Department for ABC Company (ABC). Your department is dedicated to advising its employees about their ethical obligations in the corporate setting. All communications you receive in this capacity are confidential. Luke an employee of ABC comes to you with the following scenario and asks for your advice. He wants to fully consider the situation. Your task is to advise him on all perspectives on the situation. Below are the facts that Luke provides to you. ***** Luke has been asked to work on a project that involves developing land recently purchased by ABC to build an adult entertainment retail store. According to the plan the land is located on the corner of the neighborhood where Owen Lukes brother lives. Luke knows that as soon as the plans for the store are made public property values for the surrounding neighborhood will decrease significantly. ABC plans to publicly announce the project one month from today. Luke is concerned about his obligations of confidentiality to his company. However Luke is also very close to Owen who recently told Luke that he received an offer to sell his house at an okay price given the current real estate market. Owen is considering selling but hasnt made any final decision yet. He wonders if he might get a better offer a few years from now when the real estate market improves. What is the ethical issue why is this an issue and what should Luke do about it? ***** For assignment 2 prepare a memo to the Ethics Department file that considers ONLY the following two theories that were discussed in class in the online lecture on ethical reasoning and your readings “ Utilitarianism and Universal Ethics (i.e. Kants categorical imperative). You may consider any of the resources provided in your text and online lectures. However it is advised that you DO NOT consult the internet. Your papers will be graded based on the required resources for GENB 4350. Additionally most of the accidental plagiarism cases have arisen from students using internet sources and failing to properly cite the work used. Additionally there are ethical reasoning steps discussed in your textbook. Keep in mind that not all of the concepts presented in these steps may be included in this memo (but eventually may be included in Assignment 4). Finally remember that Assignments 2 and 3 are considered drafts for Assignment 4 which will require you to combine your analysis from both prior assignments into one paper. Referring to your feedback on Assignments 2 and 3 will be important in preparing Assignment 4.