It is important for defining the rights of labour. Rights of labour are known to be entitlements in relation with the specific role in order to be a worker. Some of the rights are known to be exercised on individual basis and the others in a collective manner (Post 2001). These can be including the right of working in a job chosen freely, a right to have fair conditions at work, which may result in encompassing the issues being diversified as privacy being protected or just wage; a right for being protected from unjustified and arbitrary dismissal; a right for belonging to, and being represented by the union of trade, or a right of making a strike. These rights are known to be the base for a number of different foundational bases like capability, dignity, or freedom. Hence, it is important to note that labour rights are also equal to human rights (Provis 2004). This should have been the same in the case of Coca Cola as well. Based on this information, it can be stated that workers at the sites Coca Cola in Columbia were not being given human rights and hence, this justifies the need for following the ethical theory of human rights.
Considering the perspective of positivism, it can be stated that treaties of human rights have been listed by positivist for the protection of labour right, or any other document focusing on explicit recognition labour rights in the form of human rights as a point to begin with. If there is sufficient support from law, then the answer is positive that labour rights should be treated as human rights (Rachels 2008). Based on this perspective, it is important for describing the lawful protection that there is affordability of labour rights in global community and this is considered for taking decisions on dividing the rights of humans in different categories, by their recognition in a number of different levels of protection. However, the path of positivism cannot be considered as appropriate for describing the treaty of labour rights with human rights. The roots related to the approach of instrumentalism are known to lie within the tradition of Marxism (Ross 2009). The imperative for presenting the claims of workers as human rights is known to be coming from the desire for utilizing the potentially strong lawful methods to secure advantage for persuading their claims, as well as from the perceived requirement for responding to the willingness of employers for using these tools and arguments themselves.