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May 2013

Is it okay to “exaggerate” on a resumé or during an interview?

The Ethics of Looking for a Job During the past few months I’ve counseled my students on job interviewing and have observed some behavior that concerns me. Most students know an outright lie is wrong such as overstating one’s GPA, making up jobs that do not exist, or falsifying recommendation... Read more →

Are Quotas a Morally Justifiable Action?

A blog response to Should Quotas be set to Expand Board Opportunities for Women? I have previously blogged about the difficulty women have “Breaking through the Glass Ceiling” and “Should Quotas be set to Expand Board Opportunities for Women?” I recently received a blog comment from a reader named Verity... Read more →

Are Family Leave Policies a Good Thing

Yahoo’s CEO extends Family Leave Policy after Giving Birth Last month Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer extended the paid parental leave policy of the company for both new mothers and fathers at Yahoo who can now take eight weeks of paid parental leave, and the mothers can take an additional eight... Read more →

Is Whistleblowing an Ethical Practice?

A response to 'Is Whistleblowing an Ethical Practice?' by Ranjana Lal, a student at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand From time to time I receive a blog response that is more in the way of an essay commenting on one of my blogs. Typically, these essays are part of... Read more →

Raising Ethical Issues in the Workplace

Loyalty to Others vs. Doing the Right Thing in the Workplace What should you do if you believe an ethical violation has occurred in the workplace? Should you be silent and rationalize the action as a one-time offense? Should you blow the whistle on wrongdoing? Or, what are the middle... Read more →

Workers with Disabilities Awarded $240 Million for Long-Term Abuse

Respect and Fair-Treatment Key Ethical Values in Disabilities Lawsuit and EEOC Award On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, a Davenport, Iowa jury today awarded the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) damages totaling $240 million - the largest verdict in the federal agency's history - for disability discrimination and severe abuse.... Read more →

Social Media’s Effects on the Next Generation

Ethical Relativism, Cyber-bullying, and Disrespect threatens our ‘Civil Society’ Has social media done more harm than good for everyone who’s “grown up digital?” I believe social media has led to a moral crisis with our younger generation; and how that must be turned around in the classroom, through parenting, and... Read more →