Soc 402 week 5 discussion 1


Ashford 6: – Week 5 – Discussion 1

Ethics in the Workplace


   Analyze 2 of the following ethical scenarios:

  • Although John is an honest        employee who never takes money from the company cash box, he uses the        company car to run personal errands while making sales-rounds. Is this        unethical behavior? If so, why? If not, why not?
  • Betty is a high producing,        devoted employee who might work overtime in an emergency. She tells her        boss that she got caught in traffic upon arriving late the next day,        when in fact, she overslept. Is this unethical behavior? If so, why? If        not, why not?
  • Suzy is a sympathetic        employee who knows a co-worker is operating a small business on the side        (often using company office equipment and paper) but says nothing. Is        this unethical behavior? If so, why? If not, why not?
  • Noticing her supervisor, a        young married man, taking her co-worker, Joanna, who was divorced, home        two nights in succession, Diane decided something was going on between        them. Without any malicious intent, Diane introduced the matter into the        local grapevine and, as so often happens, the rumor got out of hand. Is        this unethical behavior? If so, why? If not, why not?

   Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims   with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and   properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’   posts by Day 7.


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