In the given scenario, Soumey incorporation is facing many ethical issues that are not in the knowledge of higher management. The workers are performing their jobs without proper safety measure. When one team raises its concern about safety measures, a new project was assigned to those employees and they lose 40 percent of their bonuses. Another ethical issue Soumey is facing is that majority of incentive based pay goes to the male employees with families. Moreover, promotion is not given to deserving employees because of professional clashes and female employees have some serious concerns about Alan, as he was too friendly with female employees. Moreover, all Spanish-speaking employees were hired in the night shift that was an example of racism.
The main role of board of director is to safeguard the interest of shareholders and make sure that they receive considerable profit on their money invested. It is also the duty of the board of directors monitor and control the functions of the organization. In the given scenario, it is the responsibility of Jerry to report the ethical issues to auditors of Soumey incorporation. Jerry is the member of the board of director so it is his responsibility to raise these ethical issues. The personal relations of Jerry must not restrain him from his professional working.
In the given scenario, Jerry is responsible for the problems that Soumey incorporation is facing for last three years. Jerry was appointed as a member of the board of director three years before so he was responsible for all ethical issues raised in Soumey incorporation. Moreover, Alan was appointed as an ethics compliance officer by the board of directors. Now Soumey incorporation is facing ethical issues so Jerry is also responsible for the appointment of the ethics compliance officer.