Situation:You are a manager of a retail store. You are given permission by the owner of the store to hire a fellow classmate to help out. One day you see the classmate take some clothingfrom the store. When confronted by you, the peer laughs it off and says the owner isinsured, no one is hurt, and it was under $100. “Besides,” says your acquaintance,“friends stick together, right?”
What would you do? Use one of the ethical systems (i.e., Ethical formalism, Egoism, Utilitarianism) discussed in this chapter to explain your answer.