Your organization faces an ethical dilemma. A problem with your accounting process has resulted in higher profits being reported than were actually earned. You are attending a meeting where senior management is deciding how to handle the situation. The people at the table have varying views of what action to take and why.
Ethan wants to report the error immediately because he believes he could possibly go to jail if it isn’t reported right away.
Tripp wants to report the error because it is the honest thing to do, and therefore necessary. After hearing his colleagues’ opinions, Carlos says he wants to report the error as well because he wants to go along with the more experienced managers in the group.
Tripp is using which ethical system for his decision making?