Walmart Business Ethics

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Wal-Mart Unethical Business Practices - Wal-Mart, the big giant, the place where a lot of people usually do their shopping for the low prices and the variety of products were founded by Sam Walton. Walton was an entrepreneur with an innovative vision started his own company and made it into the leader in discount retailing that it is today. In fact, Wal-Mart is considered to be the biggest company in the U.S. and it has stores worldwide. According to PBS, “Wal-Mart employs more people than any other company in the United States outside of the Federal government, yet the majority of its employees with children live below the poverty line.”(www.pbs.org) In addition, Wal-Mart likes to portray itself as a seller of U.S. manufactured goods …show more content…
If Wal-Mart wants to avoid lawsuits they need to give more job opportunities to women and they should get paid as much as male employees. Even though Wal-Mart is such a successful company, they can do better if they put a stop to discrimination for it will save them money on lawsuits. In fact, “Wal-Mart recently introduced workplace diversity initiatives, intended to prevent further gender bias.”(usgovinfo.about.com)
Sexual discrimination
Sexual discrimination in work place is not about a few organizations, it is related to the attitude of every working American in the work place. Specifically such discrimination against women is experienced in the Wal-Mart as about 1.6 million lawsuits are found in this regard, which is considered the nation’s largest sex discrimination at work place. For instance, a lawsuit filed recently in the federal court of America against a Wal-Mart showed that women at all jobs are paid less then men where 33percent of managers at the Wal-Mart are women. (Union Tribune 2004)
Therefore, under the sophisticated business ethical philosophy of Utilitarianism, sexual discrimination is still being practice at various Wal-Mart’s in America. For instance, women are discriminated for the selection of posts or the wages are not given according to their legal rights. They are given

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