As this is a research paper, please include an abstract. Although an abstract is typically shorter than one-half a page of typed material, it still counts as one full page of the 11 to 15 that you have to write. Remember the title page and reference page do not count in your overall page count. Do not go over the page limit as points will be deducted for doing this.
Please organize your paper and use headings and subheadings. Here is an example of what your headings and subheadings can be (See outline of headings and subheadings below) that will hopefully help you meet the grading rubric with no problem. Of course you will need to fill in the blanks with the language according to your topic. For instance, you would not write in your paper “Ethical Theory Two and Its Outcome.” However, you might write “Deontology and Its Outcome” if that is a theory you are using:
A BUSINESS SITUATION THAT PRESENTS A LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUE
(Be detailed in discussing “how” this particular business situation is both a legal and ethical issue. Do not write more than two pages on this section which will give us the “background” of your situation.)
A.The Legal Issue
B.The Ethical Issue
i.Ethical Theory One and Its Outcome
ii.Ethical Theory Two and Its Outcome
iii.Best Ethical Theory Between One and Two Above
C.Relevant Areas of Law to the Issue (e.g., constitutional law, contracts, anti-trust law, securities regulations, employment law, environmental law, crimes, or torts) Fully discuss how each one applies.
D.How to reduce liability exposure and improve the ethical climate
E.The overall ethics of the situation
Use 6th Edition APA Format. Please know that I will be using TurnitIn to make sure you are submitting your own work. Do not attempt to plagiarize! Do your best.
Professor Knights Ashford 7: – Week 6 – Final Paper
Prepare an 11- to 15-page paper (not including the title and reference pages) that assesses a legal/ethical issue or situation relating to a current, previous, or potential future work environment. Use at least 10 scholarly sources that are suitable for research in a graduate-level course.
Your paper must include the following:
- A description of a business situation that presents a legal and ethical issue. The business situation must be from prior, current, or anticipated future employment experiences or from a current event. The description of the business situation must not exceed two pages.
- An analysis of the ethical concerns raised by the situation.
- Apply at least two different ethical theories to the situation to support at least two different outcomes.
- The paper must determine which ethical outlook as applied to this particular situation will result in the best legal outcome for the business.
- An explanation of at least three of the relevant areas of law that have been addressed in this course (e.g., constitutional law, contracts, anti-trust law, securities regulations, employment law, environmental law, crimes, or torts) and an assessment of the each area of law as it applies to the business situation identified.
- A recommendation to reduce liability exposure and improve the ethical climate or the overall ethics of the situation. Your recommendation must be supported by specific legal, ethical, and business principles.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
- Must be 11 to 15 double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement which identifies the focus of the paper.
- Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
- Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
- Must use at least 10 scholarly sources.
- Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate references page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.