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August 2011

Employee Use of Technology in the Workplace: Employer Legal Obligations and Claims of Sexual Harassment

Ethical and Legal Responsibilities of Using Technology in the Workplace This is the second of a two-part blog on employee use of technology in the workplace. Today’s blog discusses the danger of using the Internet, in particular email, for personal purposes while on the job. This would include text messaging... Read more →

Technology in the Workplace: Implications for Employees and Employers

Employee Use of Technology in the Workplace: Privacy Rights, Sexual Harassment and Legal Issues This is the first of a two-part blog on employee use of technology in the workplace. Today’s blog discusses employee rights when using technology in the workplace and employer obligations. The next blog will address the... Read more →

Dealing with Office Romance in the Workplace

Should You Become Involved with A Co-Worker? Most of us have been there before. We become attracted to a co-worker and are not sure what to do about it. The first step is to understand just what is your company’s policy on such matters. Some companies permit office relationships so... Read more →

Ethical Dilemmas for Managers in the Workplace

How to Make Ethical Decisions When Conflicts Exist in the Workplace Managers often face ethical dilemmas in the workplace but may not aware of it. One reason is the manager is not trained in ethics so it is difficult to know when an ethical issue exists. The first step in... Read more →

Work Ethics & Job Satisfaction

Responsibilities of the Organization, Supervisors and Employees to Enhance Job Satisfaction Ethical practices in business serve several purposes. First, they enable a manager to comply with laws and regulations. Second, sound ethical policies engender trust and reliability with respect to suppliers and creditors who are crucial to operating the business.... Read more →

A Pledge For Online Video Responsibility – A Video Code Of Ethics

A Pledge For Online Video Responsibility – A Video Code Of Ethics By Grant Crowell Source: A Pledge For Online Video Responsibility - A Video Code Of Ethics ©2008-2011 ReelSEO Video Marketing I am involved in developing a code of ethics in the form of a pledge to meet... Read more →

Workplace Stress

Coping with Increased Demands in the Workplace Today it is quite common for employers to increase demands on employees to work quicker, produce more, and get along with less resource support. It's a problem because of the declining economy that has led to cutbacks and a reluctance to hire or... Read more →

Incivility in the Workplace

It's Getting Nasty in the Workplace I have previously blogged about the loss of civility in society. The American Psychological Association defines Workplace Incivility as a form of organizational deviance characterized by low-intensity behaviors that violate respectful norms, appearing vague as to intent to harm. In other words, workplace incivility... Read more →

Blowing the Whistle on Workplace Misconduct

Considerations in Deciding Whether to Blow the Whistle I have previously blogged about whistle-blowing in my Ethics Sage blog. Like it or not from time to time people do the wrong thing. Some mistakes are unintentional; simple human errors that happen despite our best efforts to do the right thing.... Read more →

Is it Ethical to Hire Someone Because of a Personal Realtionship?

Dealing with the Hiring of a Politicians’ Son A reader writes in the following question: “I work for a small non-profit museum; we are just six weeks post start up. I have been employed from the start through the renovation of the building and am in the number two position... Read more →