Human Resources Management (HRM): W 7 Discussions


For this week, discuss your thoughts on the following ethical dilemma: You work in HR at a major consulting firm and one of the consultants comes to you and says that he cannot in good faith take an assignment at the Philip Morris company because they make products that kill people. How would you handle the situation?.


The issue of working for companies that produce beer and cigarettes that have health consequences presents ethical dilemma to most workers. Most workers feel that working such a company is against their morals because they do not believe in participating in activities that harm others. The issue presented in this case falls under the same line because the worker would not work for Phillip Morris because the company produces cigarettes. However, it is important that the work makes a distinction between the company he is working for and the one he or she is supposed to take up the assignment.