An American Executive
A visiting American executive finds that a foreign subsidiary in a poor nation has hired a 12-year-old girl to work on a factory floor, in violation of the company’s prohibition on child labor. He tells the local manager to replace the child and tell her to go back to school. The local manager tells the American executive that the child is an orphan with no other means of support, and she will probably become a street child if she is denied work.
a) What should the American executive do? In your answer, include appropriate ethical approaches you would take and explain their definitions.
b) In addition, what kind of concept in the textbook can be used to explain this complex situation? Explain definition of this concept.