She has informed the Boeing managers that she would be able to conserve the interests of Boeing using her influences if they recruit her daughter and son in law. This paper briefly analyses the above issue and discusses the possible ethical violations involved in this issue.
The first ethical violation involved in this case is that Darlene tried to sacrifice the interest of her employer for gaining undue advantages. It is the duty of Darlene to exhibit 100% loyalty to her employer and to work always for the benefit of her employer. Boeing will take undue advantages from Darlene and she will be forced to work for Boeing if she recommend for her relatives. At the same time Darlene cannot stay inactive in finding jobs for her beloved ones. Her daughter and son in law will dislike her if she fails to use her influences in favour of them. It is difficult for Darlene’s daughter and son in law to lead a good family life without employment and hence it is the duty of Darlene to help them in finding suitable jobs. So when we analyse the above case with respect to personal ethics, Darlene did nothing wrong in trying to find employment for her relatives or beloved ones. At the same time when we analyse this case with respect to professional ethics, Darlene committed serious mistake. If her organization loses nothing, sometimes, the actions of Darlene could have justified, but her organization may face damages if Darlene allots projects to Boeing without obeying the norms.
Darlene can argue that if she stays away from recommending, others may use the same means to get employment in Boeing and will safeguard their interests. “It is sometimes seem (wrongly) as a victimless crime and is often rationalized in terms of “if we don’t offer a bribery, others will” From a moral or ethical perspective it should be approached not in terms of “can we get away” with it but is it right to offer a bribe to secure a