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During the movie The insider many problems occurred from situations inside the business of which people were not aware There was an ethical dilemma that was concerning one of the worlds largest industries and affected people throughout the world By examining the ethical dilemma factors which influenced the person such as the person and the organization decision making and reviewing the bad situations It is apparent that the ethical dilemma caused problems for many people and agreements were made that should not have been In practice people are often challenged to choose ethical courses of action on specific occasions where the pressures may be contradictory or great Dr Jeffery Wigand currently unemployed was put I a situation where the wrong choice could leave him and his family in a bad situation for life He worked for a large tobacco company called Brown Williamson which produced cigarettes for the country however the products being produced were hazardous to ones health of which Wigand as aware The ethical dilemma was between Dr Wigand telling the information he knew about the cigarettes or not say anything and protect his family The problem is he signed a confidentially agreement stating that he could not tell anyone of the issues he knew and if he did there would be action taken Factors influencing his behavior are evident throughout the situation and hold a major dilemma for his everyday life Dr Wigand was influenced by factors within the business the environment and family Brown Williamson threatened to take away benefits that are necessary for his family He would have no medical coverage for his family and himself he was also a teacher so all of his past problems with the company would be made public information The government was also using laws to make Jeffery Wigands life more difficult and make life not as enjoyable When the producer of 60 Minutes asked Wigand if he could inform the country
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