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July 2014

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Ethical Considerations and Pregnancy Discrimination According to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), pregnancy discrimination is a form of illegal sex discrimination. It occurs when an employer treats an applicant or employee differently based on her pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions. (Treating female employees differently based on their reproductive capacity... Read more →

Fraud and Abuse Cost U.S. Government (and Taxpayers) about $100 billion

Do you know where your tax dollars are going? By its own estimate, the U.S. government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs... Read more →

Avoiding the 'Ethical Slippery Slope'

How to Build Ethics into an Organization Just one small ethical lapse can snowball into big trouble, a recent study found. As BusinessWeek reported on June 26, workers and companies are vulnerable to scandal unless managers snuff out ethical transgressions, even those that seem minor. When incentives for little fibs... Read more →

Walmart's Uses Tax Shelters while failing to pay a living wage to its Employees

Tax Minimization and Social Responsibilities of Walmart Recently it was revealed that Walmart is the beneficiary of billions of dollars per year in federal subsidies, according to new report from the non-partisan, progressive group Americans for Tax Fairness, a coalition of 400 national and state organizations for tax reform. The... Read more →

Civility, Ethics and Workplace Behavior

What is the link between Civility and Ethics? Incivility in society is on the rise. Virtually all people believe this is so. Every day we witness inconsiderate behavior, ‘in your face’ interaction in communications with others, and other forms of rudeness. There are many causes of incivility not the least... Read more →