Mere Technicality?

TitleMere Technicality?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHarris, CE, Pritchard, MS, Rabins, MJ
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsEmployer/Employee , Employer/Employee Relationships , ENVIRONMENTAL , ENVIRONMENTAL engineering , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , HONESTY , professional , professional responsibility , safety
AbstractAs the environmental engineer for one of several local plants whose water discharges into a local lake, you prepare a report to be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources reporting that the level of pollution in the plant's water discharges slightly exceeds the legal limitations. Your supervisor asks you to regard this excess as a mere technicality, and he asks you to adjust the data so it appears that the plant is in compliance.
NotesCase from Harris, Charles, Michael Pritchard and Michael Rabins. Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Available from the Wadsworth website.
Abbreviated Case NameMere Technicality?
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