Ethical dilemma: An ethical dilemma is a situation a person faces in which a derision must be made about the appropriate behavior. It is a decision-making problem between two possible moral imperatives, neither of which is unambiguously acceptable or preferable.
Auditor accounts and other business people face many ethical dilemmas in their business Careers. Dealing with a client who threatens to seek a new auditor unless an unqualified opinion is inappropriate.
We face ethical choices at many points in our working lives. Most are relatively straightforward and we can rely on our personal and professional values to guide us to the right decision. However some ethical situations can be complicated and while our personal and professional values will still play a vital role, we’ll be more confident of reaching the right decision by becoming familiar with some ‘ethical dilemma’ techniques.