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November 2017

The Morality of Whistle-blowing: Hollywood and the Government

Sexual Harassment and the Old Boys' Network I have always been intrigued by the philosophy of whistle-blowing. Today's blog explores the philosophical underpinnings of whistle-blowing as a moral act in the context of sexual harassment claims by women in Hollywood and staffers/contacts of government officials. Whistle-blowing is an act of... Read more →

What Should Be Done About Congressional Sexual Harassers?

A Case of Bad People Acting Badly Last week it was reported that taxpayers have paid more than $17 million over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment and other workplace abuses. There is no reason for these payments to come from taxpayer funds. Each person in... Read more →

Dealing with Difficult Situations At Work: When the Going Gets Tough, Get Smart

Workplace Ethics Advice on Dealing with Conflict From time to time I post a guest blog on my websites. Today's blog is by Karyn Schoenbart, CEO of The NPD Group and author of MOM.B.A. Despite our best efforts, “stuff” happens. As the CEO of a global company, I’ve faced my... Read more →

Managing Social Media Profiles: Ethical Guidelines

Social Media Ethics in the Workplace I have previously blogged about the dangers of posting information critical of one's employer on social media sites including the regulations under the National Labor Relations Act. The Act protects the rights of employees to act together to address conditions at work, with or... Read more →

Who is to Blame for the Opioid Crisis?

“Just Say Know” President Trump declared a public health emergency this past week because of opioid addiction in the U.S. Ninety-one Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Opioids now kill more people each year than car crashes. Who... Read more →