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"Paying People to Risk Life or Limb," forthcoming in Business Ethics Quarterly.
Drawing on Kantian ethical theory, this paper defends two claims. First, the content of a hazardous job affects the moral permissibility of offering it. Second, employers typically cannot justify omitting expensive safety measures by paying employees more, even if employees prefer higher pay to greater safety.
Accepted manuscript: https://robertchughes.com/hazard-pay-accepted-manuscript-prepub.pdf