Womens' issues in the workforce

Creating a Workplace Culture That Works for All

Tips for Women I have previously blogged about gender bias in the workplace. Pay equity between men and women persists with women earning 80% of men. Gender bias may be even more of a problem as old stereotypes still exist and women are judged by a different set of standards... Read more →


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 →


How to Create an Ethical Organization Culture

Avoid the Ethical Slippery Slope You know how it starts. You tell a lie and then feel pressured to continue down that road to defend your statement or decision even though you know in your gut the initial decision was wrong. Maybe you shade the truth to prevent an improper... Read more →


Figuring Out the Female Boss: Two Key Steps

Are Women More Difficult to Work With? From time to time I post a guest blog to inform my readers of important developments in the workplace. Today’s blog is an important one because the workplace environment can be a pleasing place or one that is unsatisfying depending on the way... Read more →


Is Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace on The Rise?

Our Values in the Workplace Seem Skewed Against Pregnant Women Posted on May 31, 2017 by Steven Mintz, aka Ethics Sage Pregnant women and new mothers are suffering increasing levels of unfair treatment at work, including cuts in hours, being put on zero-hours contracts or even forced out of their... Read more →


Bullying in the Workplace Reaching Epidemic Proportions

Cyberbullying Destroys the Culture of an Organization Workplace bullying refers to repeated, unreasonable actions of individuals (or a group) directed towards an employee (or group of employees), which are intended to intimidate, degrade, humiliate, or undermine, or which create a risk to the health or safety of the employee(s) including... Read more →


Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace for Employees

How to Spot Abusive Behavior and What to Do About it This is the first of a two-part series on ethical conflicts in the workplace. The next blog deals with employee-generated actions that can have legal consequences. Today I deal with discriminatory actions by one’s employer that go unresolved. Have... Read more →


The Rise of Cyberbullying in the Workplace

Social Media Increasingly Used to Bully Others in the Workplace I have previously blogged about the problem of cyberbullying in the workplace and how it emanates from an abuse of power. It has been reported that most of the time cyber bullying in the workplace is treated with a shoulder... Read more →


Gender Bias in the Workplace

Occupational Well-Being of Women Lags that of Men Pay equity between men and women persists with women earning 80% of men. Gender bias may be even more of a problem as old stereotypes still exist and women are judged by a different set of standards than men. Recently, more women... Read more →