As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a Working Ethically assignment. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments. Learning Outcomes: After completing the module, you should be able to:
1) Explain what is meant by ethics.
2) Explore the importance of ethics within the decision-making process.
3) Explain how environmental and cultural issues influence business ethics.
4) Demonstrate an understanding of personal skills needed to ensure people are treated with dignity.
5) Examine an Equality and Diversity issue. 6) Explain the main features of a professional code of conduct. Maximum word count: 2,500 words Please note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a reduction in grade by the same percentage that the word count is exceeded. You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operates anonymous marking, which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of the student. However, please do not forget to include your STU number.
Page 3 of 8 Assignment Task – (LO 2, 4, 5, 6) Please ensure you answer all three of the questions asked below. Question 1: Please read the case study below and use it to answer question 1 only: Let’s assume that you lived in a medieval town where anyone caught stealing (along with any accomplice) is taken to the town square where one hand is cut-off, or sometimes, the person is stoned to death, as a form of punishment for thieves. One day, as an angry mob was in your neighbourhood asking if any one had seen a little thief around, you noticed a little girl hiding in your back-garden; scared and crying - she begs you not to tell the angry mob that she was there, if not they would kill her. She confessed that she stole just one apple from the fruit market. Also, that, she was an orphan and had not eaten any food for a few days now.
She further explained that she had begged all day for food or money, but had no help from anyone, and so had no choice but to steal the apple to eat. Would you tell the angry mob that she was in your back-garden or would you simply tell them that you have not seen the little thief? With reference to relevant theories, discuss the approach that you would take towards resolving this issue. What would you do? (1,000 words) (30%) Page 4 of 8 Question 2: Scrutinise the job adverts: Job 1 and Job 2 below, and determine which one is legal, and which one is not, in accordance with the equality and diversity laws in the UK. Do consider the concepts of ‘positive action’ and ‘positive discrimination’ while responding to the questions.
Job 1 – Refugees Hostel Workers Reference: 12345 Department: Other Working hours: Full time Employment type: Fixed Term Salary: £19,000 Closing Date: 28th April 2018 Location: Various locations 2 years, £19,000 per annum Open to Middle-Eastern women aged 18-35 We are looking for three enthusiastic graduates with a degree in any discipline to undertake a two-year management training programme in the local council.
You should have a strong interest in the delivery of local public services, be able to take the initiative and have the confidence to relate to people at all levels within the council. Job 2 – Media & Communication opportunity We believe there should be a better representation of our diverse society in Media & Communication, and each year we offer placements for two to three weeks for students or graduates. This year our Edinburgh office is running a scheme for individuals with disabilities. To be considered for a placement you must be at least 18, an EEA resident with the right to work or train in the UK and able to demonstrate a genuine interest in Media & Communication. The aim of the scheme is to introduce young people into the Media & Communication environment. For this reason, we regret that those with experience in Media & Communication are not eligible to apply for these placements.
Scrutinise both adverts and determine if they are both legal under UK Equality & Diversity laws. (750 words) (20%) Page 5 of 8 Question 3: As a manager of an organisation: ABC Healthcare LTD (Hospitals & Care homes), you are to ensure that all staff are aware of professional codes of conduct. You are expected to create an up-to-date professional code of conduct for all the employees before Care Quality Commission (CQC) visits your organisation the following week. Outline the main features of a professional code of conduct appropriate for the staff of your organisation. (750 words) (20%) Page 6 of 8 Student Guidelines Development of academic skills: You MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate and wide ranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the AU Harvard system. The My Study Skills Area contains the following useful resources:
You must use the AU Harvard Referencing method in your assignment. Word Count: Students are required to indicate the exact word count on the title page of the assessment. The word count excludes the title page, executive summary, reference list and appendices. Where assessment questions have been reprinted from the assessment brief these will also be excluded from the word count. ALL other printed words ARE included in the word count. Printed words include those contained within charts and tables. See ‘Word Count Policy’ on the homepage of this module for more information.
Submission Guidance: Assignments submitted late will not be accepted and will be marked as a 0% fail. Your assessment should be submitted as a single Word (MS Word) or PDF file. For more information please see the “Guide to Submitting an Assignment” document available on the module page on iLearn. You must ensure that the submitted assignment is all your own work and that all sources used are correctly attributed. Penalties apply to assignments which show evidence of academic unfair practice. (See the Student Handbook which is on the homepage of your module and also in the Induction Area)