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Harsh, the bank employee approaches Bank Manager Mr. Roy and told that his child is suffering from Heart disease. He doesn’t have health insurance policy and salary is insufficient to meet medical expenses. But over the years, he is been collecting autographed T-shirts of various bollywood actors and actresses. So, he wants Mr. Roy to give permission to hold a charity auction in the office. Also, to send fliers to clients of the bank. Everyone is welcome to bid for these T-shirts, so that he can raise money for the medical treatment of his child. Other bank employees overhear this conversation and also inform Mr. Roy — indeed Harsh’s financial situation is very bad and his child will die if the treatment is not done on time, therefore permission should be given to hold this charity auction. Should Mr. Roy give permission or not?

Topic: Case study

7. Harsh, the bank employee approaches Bank Manager Mr. Roy and told that his child is suffering from Heart disease. He doesn’t have health insurance policy and salary is insufficient to meet medical expenses. But over the years, he is been collecting autographed T-shirts of various bollywood actors and actresses. So, he wants Mr. Roy to give permission to hold a charity auction in the office. Also, to send fliers to clients of the bank. Everyone is welcome to bid for these T-shirts, so that he can raise money for the medical treatment of his child.

Other bank employees overhear this conversation and also inform Mr. Roy — indeed Harsh’s financial situation is very bad and his child will die if the treatment is not done on time, therefore permission should be given to hold this charity auction. Should Mr. Roy give permission or not? (250 words)

Why the question:

The question is a case study based on ethical dilemma involving personal and professional ethics.

Key Demand of the question:

One must analyse the case in detail and suggest what needs to be done with suitable justifications.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by identifying the ethical cases in the situation.  

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

  1. Because some members may informally feel pressured to give money -Especially Harsh’s juniors and subordinates.
  2. It might create a feeling of alienation between employees who bid and those who don’t.
  3. Next time another employee will try to do the same, may be with a trivial reason. And if Mr. Roy says no that time, it might create an impression Mr. Roy is biased towards certain employees- staff Morales goes down.
  4. it is best to keep auctions and other money raising activities out of the workplace irrespective of the noble benefits.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a fair and balanced opinion.