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June 2012

Developing Ethics Training Programs

Benefits of Focusing on Ethics in the Workplace I recently read that the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission has levied a $500 fine against a University of Illinois professor who continually refused to complete the state’s annual ethics training program. The professor maintains the tests are a waste of time and... Read more →

Scope of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of... Read more →

Trust in Management?

How to Evaluate the Ethics of an Organization I have previously blogged about the ethics of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistle-blowing program and concerns raised by incentives to blow the whistle in the new Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act. Are US businesses overstating their case by predicting the disintegration of... Read more →

Whistle-blowing in the Workplace

Incentivizing Whistle-blowing: Another Point of View I encourage readers of my “Workplace Ethics Advice” blog to write to me with questions about workplace ethics that I respond to in a confidential manner. From time to time I receive replies to one of my blogs that is thought-provoking and may present... Read more →