1Running Head: ENGINEERING ETHICSEngineering EthicsInstitutionStudents NameDate2ENGINEERING ETHICSEngineering EthicsEthical decision-making involves choosing an appropriate course of action that results inmorally accepted and effective decisions. It requires the application of commitment,consciousness, and competency in evaluating available options to solve societal problems (HarrisJr et al, 2013). Notably, ethical decisions might produce unwanted results, but those that aredesirable and morally accepted.Peter is faced with a conflicting situation about his employer. Maintaining clientconfidentiality is an ethical conviction. However, doing such at the expense of affecting millionsof lives and aquatic life is wrong. Thus, the first alternative for Peter is to report the matter to thestate. Alternatively, Peter can keep the issue to himself and assume no ethical obligation to societyand work.The two alternatives for dealing with the issue have different consequences. The firstalternative, reporting the oil spill, will have adverse effects on the company, Jesse, and Peter. Someof these consequences include federal or state prosecution for environmental pollution, amongother charges. Similarly, Jesse can face a jail term courtesy of Peter's choices. A jail term wouldnegatively influence his career and life. Moreover, it will consume the company's resources andassets while trying to correct the situation. Also, the case will tarnish the brand name d ...
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