Workplace Ethical Dilemma
Tanya W. Cooper
BSHS/332 Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Services April 16, 2012
Everyday individuals are faced with issues associated with ethical dilemmas. Ethical dilemmas involve an individual’s behavior toward a moral standard, which may have been established from previous generations and passed along. In upholding the standards taught individual may be forced to take a particular action involving a decision when a behavior is considered non-ethical is when an ethical dilemma occurs. It can become difficult at times in making the correct decisions or solutions to the situation, which is why a code of ethics is established in the workplace. The code of ethics in the workplace was established to assist with the process of a company analyzing the behavioral practices within the company procedures. Code of ethics in the workplace is used in defining, requiring, encouraging, and engaging employees in the direction of the correct behavior. The purpose is to correct the unethical behavior and avoid serious consequences such as lawsuits. In the workplace, conflicts with personal values may become a struggle in an organized business structure with ethical decision-making. Often individuals find it difficult to differentiate personal values from the corporate world, in those instances one must resolve and modify their behavior into a course of action and acceptance while maintaining balance and integrity. Many individuals view ethics as a personal value and do not see the value of ethics in the workplace. Individuals view corporations as an institution with one purpose, getting, and making a monetary profit, which gives ethics in the workplace a negative perspective. Ethics is influenced as a moral code of intensity, sensitivity, and situational influence, in the workplace it is designed to benefit the company as well as the employees offering practical solutions to ethical dilemmas as they may...