A visiting American executive finds that a foreign subsidiary in a less developed country has hired a 12-year-old girl to work on a factory floor, in violation of the company’s prohibition on child labor. He tells the local manager to replace the child and tell her to go back to school. The local manager tells the American executive that the child is an orphan with no other means of support, and she will probably become a street child if she is denied work.
Research articles related to child labor and use them as references in your responses to the following questions:
- What should the American Executive do?
- Is it the American Corporation’s ethical responsibility to handle the situation in a manner that benefits the young girl? Why or why not? Please explain.
300 words response.