Ch 7: Ethical Issues in the Workplace

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Strengthen your understanding of ethical issues in the workplace with video lessons on the Whistleblower Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, and more. These brief lessons are especially helpful to individuals preparing for an exam or catching up on missed class time.

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.

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: Ethical Issues in the Workplace
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What Is Discrimination? - Definition & Examples

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.

What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices

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.

What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection

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.

Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

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.

Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment

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.

Benefits of Diversity Training in Globalized Business

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.

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Older Adults

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.

Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

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.

Ethical Issues in HR: Definition & Importance

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.

External Factors Impacting HRM

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.

Ethical Development: Stages & Training

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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