Should Disabled Veterans Get Preferential Treatment over Better Qualified Candidates Who Are Not Disabled Essay

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Karen E. Wilkerson
Business Ethics 301
Module 4 Case
Dr. Johnny Vanneste

There are many people in this world who don’t understand why veterans sometimes get preferential treatment over, what my appear to be, a better qualified candidate but are not disabled. There is also certain criterion that helps to determine the qualifications of a veteran, who may be already drawing a certain percentage of disability, to the other candidate, who may be fresh out of college. What the world needs to remember is the fact that a veteran has already made a choice to defend his/her country. This, in turn, automatically places the veteran ahead of someone who just chose to go to college. It also depends on what the qualifications of the job
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The ADA prohibits discrimination against a qualified person with a disability. Deontology denies in some way that the good or what is of value always takes priority over the right or duty.
The Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) was developed to increase the number of veterans who are 30 percent or more disabled and put them in professional and administrative positions in grades GS-5 through GS-12 through internal job advancement opportunities. The law requires agencies to develop annual Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program Plans. Agencies are required to develop a plan to promote employment and job advancement opportunities within that agency for qualified veterans. I believe in my country because we have rights and have the opportunity to vote on things that affect us. I have been to countries that don’t have that right. It is true that it can be much better than what it is, but here the majority does not rule. I believe that all of the extra treatment that disabled veterans get is only a token for what we have endured. Would I feel that way if I wasn’t one? I think that I would simply because I was raised to be fair and help those that need help. When I see kids born with disabilities or people with a missing limb, I try to help them because I feel that they are not as fortunate as I am. Some things can’t be helped, but we should try to help those we can and support them. The