Ethical Issues Paper

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Sarah VanVorst
University of Phoenix
MGT/216
Ethical Issues Paper

Managers are faced with several moral and ethical issues such as theft, harassment, and fairness. Along with the leadership role, managers have, they have to make sure they maintain a good level of moral and ethical values. Managers have to show equality to all employees. Harassment is one of the bigger ethical and moral dilemmas managers are faced with today. Furthermore, it does not matter what level of management is under consideration – top, middle, or lower; managers at all levels, and in all functions, face situations wherein ethical considerations play a major role. The topic of ethics in management is a crucial. The bulk of ethics on work place focuses on discrimination, affirmative action, comparable worth, whistle blowing, and sexual harassment. (Carroll, A. 2002) Harassment is seen as an unwelcome gesture, weather it be written, verbal, or physical conduct. Normally harassment has the basis of race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability. The basis of harassment shows hostility or aversion towards a person. The person that the harassment is being is being done against is sometimes not the only one affected by the conduct. Anyone is the workplace can be a victim of harassment if they are affected by the conduct. Managers have social and ethical responsibilities in the workplace. Managers have to make sure that all employees are being treated with respect, fairness, and dignity. Managers also have to help achieve the company’s success along with the social responsibilities. A higher standard of ethics are involved and have to be with held to protect the company’s integrity. Harassment is a disrespectful conduct. The manager is responsible for the harassing conduct of its employees in “light” and “hostile environment” situations. The employer and the manager can also be liable for harassment of an employee by co-workers and even of non-employees, if the...
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