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Ethical Issues in the Workplace - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of ethical issues in the workplace. You can review information about policies and practices that address workplace discrimination. Knowledgeable instructors help you gain a clearer understanding of how sexual harassment fosters a hostile work environment and how the Americans with Disabilities Act affects older adults. After completing the chapter, you should be ready to:
- Provide general examples of discrimination
- Discuss forms of discrimination in the workplace
- Outline rights associated with the Whistleblower Act
- Explain how Affirmative Action affects diversity in the workplace
- Detail how diversity training in globalized business is beneficial
- Recall external factors that impact human resource management
- Explain the importance of ethics in HR and discuss ethics training
- Discuss the privacy rights of employees
The video lessons in this chapter on ethical issues in the workplace are brief, informative, and accessible from you desktop computer or mobile device. Instructors develop and guide you through engaging lessons to optimize the learning experience. Our online learning platform offers many other benefits, including a brief quiz that's available for each lesson to see how well you understand the concepts covered.
1. What Is Discrimination? - Definition & Examples
Discrimination is the act of treating someone differently or unjustly based upon some characteristic. Learn about legal and illegal discrimination, federal laws that protect us from being discriminated against, and more.
2. What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices
Employment discrimination is the unfair treatment of employees based on prejudices. The forms of discrimination can be dependent upon equal pay compensation, sexual orientation, national origin/language, sex, pregnancy, religion, disability, age and race.
3. What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection
A whistleblower is an employee that reports an employer's misconduct. There are laws that protect whistleblowers from being fired or mistreated for reporting misconduct. One of these laws is the Whistleblower Protection Act. This lesson explains the Whistleblower Protection Act and other laws that protect whistleblowers.
4. Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace
Affirmative action creates a diverse workplace for organizations. Legislation was passed to help protected groups not have an adverse impact on employment opportunities. In this lesson, find out the difference between protected groups and adverse impacts.
5. Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment
Sexual harassment is a very real and sensitive issue in the workplace. In this lesson, we will discuss sexual harassment, what it means and what it can do to the work environment.
6. Benefits of Diversity Training in Globalized Business
Organizations are currently more focused on training their staff to understand diversity. In this lesson, we will look at diversity training in global organizations.
7. The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Older Adults
In this lesson, we will imagine life before and after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from the perspective of a person who has survived a stroke. You will also learn why the ADA specifically benefits older adults.
8. Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety
The modern workplace can be an intrusive and sometimes even a dangerous and violent place. In this lesson, you'll learn about employee privacy and safety. Topics will include employee surveillance, social media and workplace safety and violence.
9. Ethical Issues in HR: Definition & Importance
Unethical behavior from a business can create problems with regulators and have adverse effects on a company's bottom line. In this lesson, you'll learn about ethical issues relevant to HR and the importance of ethical organizational behavior.
10. External Factors Impacting HRM
Businesses don't operate in a bubble and neither does human resource management. In this lesson, you'll learn about some important external factors that impact human resource management. A short quiz follows the lesson.
11. Ethical Development: Stages & Training
In this lesson, we'll define the different stages of ethical development and look at specific examples. We'll then explore the ways that businesses promote ethical behavior and provide ethics training for their employees.
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Other chapters within the DSST Business Ethics and Society: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Ethics in Business
- Understanding Ethical Business Leadership
- Foundational Ethical Theories for Business
- Social Responsibilities of a Business
- Government Regulation of Business
- The Relationship Between Employer & Employees
- The Ethics of Labor Relations
- The Ethics of Advertising & Marketing
- The Ethics of Privacy in Business
- Ethics in International Business
- Corporations & Stakeholders
- Global Business & Environmental Ethics
- Business, Government & Society
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- DSST Business Ethics and Society Flashcards