Workplace ethics

Holding Top Officials and the Auditors Responsible for the Data Breach at Equifax

What Should Government Regulators Do? In my last blog I examined the bewildering action by the IRS to award a $7.25 million-dollar contract to Equifax to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract. This is nothing less than rewarding bad behavior. In this blog I look... Read more →


Social Media Ethics and the Implications of Hacking

Why Did the IRS pay Equifax $7.25 Million to Help Prevent Fraud? It’ s hard to believe the IRS will give Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract. What were they thinking? Alas, the IRS wasn’t thinking because if it was, the... Read more →


The Ethics of Using Social Media in the Workplace

How Should Companies Monitor Social Media Use? This blog was first posted in February 2016, but takes on a new meaning given the increasing use of social media in the workplace and need for companies to set limits for employee use. The blog has been updated to reference best practices... 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 →


How satisfied are today’s tech employees in their jobs?

Report from PayScale About Tech Employees' and Job Satisfaction From time to time I publish a guest post and believe this one will be of interest to young adults and Millennials entering the workforce, especially in the technology field. The piece was provided by Robert Lovell of PayScale. PayScale, the... Read more →


Ethical Challenges in the Workplace

What Should You Do When the Boss Wants You to Do Something Unethical? It happens from time to time that your boss may ask you to do something that you know in your gut is wrong. You probably feel compelled to do it to avoid a negative reaction from your... Read more →


The Role of Management in Establishing an Ethical Culture

Ethical Issues in the Workplace The ethical culture of an organization says a lot about what a company values. Ethics codes are one way to express the prevailing values and outlines guideposts to get to that goal. Unfortunately, many companies pay lip-service to such documents. They do not guide actions... 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 →