DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
You will complete three Discussions in this course. You will first post a thread of at least 1,000 words (of content, not including references) by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned Module: Week. The following Module: Week, the you must post two replies of at least 450 words each by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, except replies for the third Discussion which are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of the final Module: Week. For each thread and reply, analysis must be supported with a minimum of 3 scholarly sources other than the course textbook and materials. Each source must be cited in current APA format. Each thread and each reply must include both full citations in a reference list at the end of each post, and short-form in-text citations. Acceptable sources include books, legal and business journals, legal cases, the law (cases, statutes, regulations, etc.), the Bible, biblical commentary, etc. Dictionaries and other web sources that lack scholarly support are not acceptable sources. Any sources cited must be current to the issue (e.g. Bible commentaries may by applicable from any age, but articles discussing current legal or healthcare practices may no longer be relevant after 5 or 10 years). A well-developed, complete worldview analysis of the situation requires more than simply adding a Bible verse at the end of the post. Each thread must include at least 2 separate verses from Scripture, quoted and applied as an integral part of the discussion of the applicable issues in the context of a biblical worldview. Each reply will include at least 1 Scripture verse integrated in the same manner.
Rarely does one individuals decision or action create an ethical crisis entirely by itself. More often, someones unethical or illegal idea is adopted by other members of the company, and the problem grows within the organization until it erupts in headlines, bad publicity, or even criminal penalties. After the fact, the questions always arise: How did that happen? Did no one know what was going on? Why did not someone stop it?
Volkswagen found itself in just such a position when it was discovered that the software in the companys diesel vehicles had been programmed to provide false data to regulators regarding the level of emissions produced by the cars during testing. While the scandal was discovered in 2015, the company and the industry are still dealing with the repercussions (Boston, 2019).
In his article Volkswagen: Where Were the Lawyers? Lippe (2015) questions the role that several groups within the company played in the scandal, most notable, the companys lawyers and engineers.
Review this situation from legal, ethical, and Biblical perspectives. Fully explain the following:
As an employee or a manager in either the legal office or the engineering department, how would you have prevented this incident?
As the CEO of the diesel division of Volkswagen, how would you have responded when the situation became public? How would this response prevent future incidents?
Boston, W. (2019, September 25). Volkswagen CEO faces charges from scandal. Wall Street Journal. http://ezproxy.liberty.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/2296520342?accountid=12085]
Lippe, P. (2015, October 13). Volkswagen: Where were the lawyers? ABA Journal. http://www.abajournal.com/legalrebels/article/volkswagen_where_were_the_lawyers/
DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS