Acre Woods Retirement Community Case Study
  1. What are some potential legal and ethical issues present in this case study?
The legal issue issues present are that did the director, Mark actually misuses funds of the Acre Woods. The legal issue is that has discrimination done against Sarah because she raised the issue of missing funds. If that is so, it is not allowed by law. Third, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects Sarah against retaliation for blowing the whistle. The ethical issue is that from the deontological perspective, it was the duty of Sarah to disclose the dangers in the swimming pools as well as question the funding of the pool project.   It is not good character of Mark to transfer Sarah and place Gene in her position. The consequence of Marks action will be very baneful on the morale of Sarah and other employees of Acre Wood.

  2. How would you characterize the director’s behavior?
I would characterize the directors’ behavior as reprehensible and irresponsible. He knew what he was doing was wrong, and only cared about the advancement of himself and not the safety or well-being of the residents.

  3. Is the director an ethical role model? Why or why not?
No, the director is not an ethical role model. As I stated in the previous question, he only cared about the advancement of himself, not the wants or needs of the residents. Unfortunately he seems like the kind of person who should not be given power because as the saying goes, Power corrupts, Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Corruption has no place in ethics.

  4. Were the director’s messages congruent with the organization’s stated mission? Explain your answer.

No, the directors’ messages were not congruent with the stated mission of the organization. His actions were actually in direct contradiction to the mission statement. He knowingly put the safety and comfort of the residents at risk with his decisions. His actions actually showed he had no concern for his...