HU245-03 - Ethics - Unit 7 Seminar 8/22/2011 Sean Choi 1. Our topic: The ethics of “employee loyalty.” 1.1. “Under what circumstances, if any, is it ethically permissible for an employer to punish an employee for behavior outside of work?” Couple of case studies to think about: 1.1.1. Example 1: Our case study involving Allen Lopez and ExtremeNet. What, if anything, could be wrong with this? 126.96.36.199. Hurting ExtremeNet’s PR (thus affecting its revenues)? 188.8.131.52. Implicitly helping ExtremeNet’s competitors? 184.108.40.206. What else? 1.1.2. Example 2: A real life case involving Ashley Payne, a former school teacher. What about this case? 220.127.116.11. Setting a bad moral example to her high school students? 18.104.22.168. What else? By the way, here are some samples of the pics she posted on her Facebook: OMG…she’s drinking beer! 0_o 1.2. “What ethical principles or ideals do you think a company should consider when making decisions about layoffs?” Some possibilities: 1.2.1. The ease/difficulty of finding a suitable replacement. 1.2.2. The resulting state of the one getting laid off. 1.2.3. How necessary is the layoff? 1.2.4. What else?