Critical thinking & application paper – if looks could kill
The above case study identifies certain ethical issues like self opinion, differential conduct, discrimination, effectiveness and fairness displayed in the hiring process. The central ethical issue in this case study is that of physical attractiveness being a criterion for hiring. This is despite repeated assurances from parents who coach students to consider personality and intelligence as important attributes rather than physical attractiveness.
One of the most important sources discussing the influence of physical attractiveness being a hiring factor is the peer-reviewed article which tries to determine the extent in which physical attractiveness is considered to be a critical factor