What Is The Union Carbide Company's Framework Ethical Or Unethical?

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Alissa Barth Ethics Research Paper “TIME to GROW” uses Bardaracco’s framework for ethical dilemmas to determine if the decisions made by businesses are viewed as ethical or unethical. After the 1984 Bhopal disaster, the Union Carbide Corporation responded in a way that can be evaluated utilizing this structure. The “TIME to GROW” framework can be applied to reveal that the Union Carbide Corporation’s legal approach to the Bhopal disaster was unethical. This can be shown by briefly considering the “TIME” brainstorming portion of the framework and further discussing the “GROW” reasoning portion of the framework. Using the ethical dilemma framework, the “TIME” brainstorming phase indicates that the Union Carbide Corporation’s thought process did not involve considering all the concerns or outcomes of the parties involved in the lawsuit. The company’s decision to pay the damages to the Indian government and not the plaintiffs would have greatly upset the victims due to the fact that the results of the lawsuit were not justified. Individuals that were not directly affected by the decision would be concerned about the results for the victims of the disaster and would believe that the Union Carbide Corporation’s wrongful actions were not…show more content…
Prakash Hatvaline (2010) noted that “A court Monday convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide’s Indian subsidiary of ‘death by negligence’ for their roles in the 1984 leak of toxic gas that killed an estimated 15,000 people in the world’s worst industrial disaster.” Based on the Union Carbide Corporation’s actions before and after the disaster, their publicly displayed character is not how they would want to be remembered. Specifically focusing on their legal strategy, the company will be remembered for treating the victims of the Bhopal disaster

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