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Chaquinta R. LearyBusiness Ethics and Social ResponsibilityWal-MartAshford UniversityAlan SwankDecember 17, 2012Wal-Mart Dubrin states that ethics is the study of moral obligation, or separating right from wrong. In the case with Wal-Mart management has to look at what is right and wrong and what is best for everyone. They need to think about how the law suit will affect their image. Since women employees at Wal-Mart comprised more than 65 percent of hourly workers in a work force of over one million people, the potential members of a class-action suit on behalf of all alleged victims of sex discrimination totaled at least 700,000 and possibly as high as 1.6 million women who had worked at the company for any length of time between 1996 and 2001(Boatright, 2009). The law suit that has been brought against Wal-Mart could have a great impact on the company financially. With the number of people that has been included in this law suit it could turn into a billion dollar thorn in the side of the organization. The suit cited instances of discriminatory acts against themselves personally, the evidence that Wal-Mart as a company is guilty of sex discrimination is based, in large part, on a statistical analysis of personnel data. The suit alleges that female employees in Wal-Mart stores were less likely than men to be promoted and that when they were promoted, womens advancement came more slowly. Despite holding roughly t

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