The New York Times (November 16, 1993, p. A12) reported that an engineer filed a
lawsuit against her employer, claiming that her superiors "forced her to have sex
with a Pentagon official so that the company could get millions of dollars in government
financing." She said her bosses told her she would lose her job unless she maintained
a sexual relationship with a key Pentagon official. She contended that "in an act of
desperation" she went to bed with the official and that talks between her company and
the official began the very next day. Adding that she "refused to continue the
relationship," the engineer said that one of her superiors "retailiated by
abusing her and degrading and humiliating her."
Discuss the ethical issues this set of circumstances raises.