The Ethics of Coding
By the due date assigned, respond to the discussion prompt using the lessons and vocabulary found in the reading. Support your answer with examples and research. Your responses should clarify your understanding of the topic. They should be your own, original and free from plagiarism. Follow APA guidelines for writing style, spelling and grammar, and citation of sources.
Suppose your supervisor asks you to create a report that lists all employees sorted by salary. Suppose you also know that your employer will use this report to lay off the highest-paid employee in each department. Would you agree to write the program? Instead, what if the report’s purpose was to list the worst performer in each department in terms of sales? What if the report grouped employees by gender? What if the report grouped employees by race? Suppose your supervisor asks you to sort employees by the dollar value of medical insurance claims they have in a year, and you fear the employer will use the report to eliminate workers who are driving up the organization’s medical insurance costs. Do you agree to write the program even if you know that the purpose of the report is to eliminate workers?