These are the ethical issues that a buyer from an engineering company has to face when buying electrical components from these sorts of companies. In a way, he will be indirectly promoting child labor.
He will also need to be aware of the fact that in such factories children become incapacitated, emotionally and physically, from less than appropriate working conditions. With brutal injuries, they are unable to attend school and pass on the chance to have a better life for themselves. Those that survive face psychological and physical scars that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
This is a particularly touchy case. There has been a lot of money invested and there seems to be a lot at stake. Also, it is the last opportunity for the team to earn fame, money and glory. The predicament for the person who knows about the failings of the car is understandable, especially as he happens to be the new one in the project. It is difficult to voice opinions if you have been the most recent entrant into a project. There is always an unspoken hierarchy in situations of this nature, and the value of the lowest in the pecking order is never taken too seriously.
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It is evident that the car may go out of control during the course of the race, and the consequences could be anything. While the rest of the team may argue that the risk is minimal - and you can't fault them from thinking that way - the driver could be in danger of his life. The best thing to do in this case is to reason with his teammates. Quitting is the easier solution but that does not help the unsuspecting driver in any case.
If his teammates do not want to pull the car out of the race even after much coaxing then the best thing to do is to inform the organizers of the race to take action. The person may lose friends in the process but he could well be saving a life.
This is a tricky situation for Paul. He is left to choose between his work and his marriage. Objectively, the choice does not seem to be that difficult. However, for the person facing the predicament it could be a tough issue.
Paul has to look at his peace of mind when making this decision. Professionally, he is under obligation to take the task. If others in the team are willing to work long hours, Paul would like to do the same, simply out of professional pride, especially if he happens to be heading the project. Plus, the incentive of money is a great pull. Paul is seeing this as a career making opportunity.
However, it is impossible for him to stand firm on professional ethics when his marriage is at danger. He has three children and his wife to cater to. In a situation like this the best thing to do would be to open up to the company's hierarchy and explain the problems. He may not have to tell all details; giving a hint of what is at stake can be perfectly