U. S. employment law

Did Sam violate the legal sales procedures by asking for an extra 5% charge from the overseas in purchase of lenses from QPI? If that was the case, was it unethical for his customer accepting to pay the 5% extra charge imposed by Sam? Was it unethical for Sam to build an off-the-books fund through falsifying expenses that facilitated business in certain countries? If that was the case, was it a breach of the law? While Sam and his secretary are out for lunch, several issues arise; Did Sam act unethical by going out for lunch with his secretary and admiring her with job promotion promises?

If that was the case, was it against the code of conduct? Was it unethical for Sam to sell a shipment of lenses to a customer during break in the bar? If so, was it against the company’s sales procedures? Sam spends a lot of time drinking when he is supposed to be at work. He is involved in a fight that causes damage including injuring of other customers but does not take the responsibility to pay. The issues here are; Was it ethical for Sam to spend hours drinking when he was to be in office? If that was the case, was it legal for Sam to let the company pay for his damage?

Sam communicates to his friends through the e-mail by sending them controversial ethnic and gender discriminative messages (Cases). Does Sam discriminate against gender and different ethnic groups at work place? If that is the case does it concur with the workers’ code of ethics? When Sam is dismissed, he is harassed by security personnel hired by the company and who had not liked Sam because of his treatment. This is aimed at embarrassing Sam in the name of alerting everybody around of what was going on. The arising issue is:

Was it ethical for Sam to be embarrassed and humiliated after being dismissed by Nouv? In the third case, Sam was much against Emily being part of the distribution team but she was reinstated by Nouv after oversea distribution concern issues were raised. However, Emily is fired for being underproductive. Nouv recommends her not being their brightest star which makes her miss a job. Emily decides to Sue QPI for compensation. The following issues are raise: Did Sam discriminate against Emily Ethical due to her female gender when he had her removed from the distribution team?

If so, was this discrimination a violation of ethical principles and U. S. employment law? Was it ethical for Nouv to make undermining statements when he recommended Emily after dismissal on performance ground? If so, was the recommendation a violation of management regulations? In the fourth case, Nouv calls for an emergency board meeting in which both legal and ethical issues arise with regards to the operations of QPI (Cases). Was it ethical for QPI to extend credit to its customer in exchange for a security interest in the customer’s general inventory?

If that was the case was it right for the signing of the agreement without QPI filling the UCC-1 statement? According to the scenario, which laws were violated? Does Nouv undermine other board members’ rights to contribute over, replacement of Sam? Was it ethical for Nouv to base his replacement criteria on competition? If that was the case, U. S employment law respected? Was Nouv’s plan to make a deal with ATSA on the basis of friendship ethical? If that was the case, did he violate the code of ethics regulations?

On selling of products, was it legal for Nouv to interfere with the distribution of QPI in favor of his company? Was the idea ethical in view that no other board member contributed towards the same? Was it ethical for other board members to keep quiet without contributing towards the issues raised by Nouv? If that was the case, did it violate any of the management provisions in the U. S management law?


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