Ethical Issues

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Ethics Issues University of Phoenix MGT 216 Organizational Ethics and Social Responsibility 20th July, 2009 Ethics Issues Less than a year ago a regional property supervisor working for California Commercial Investment found an accountant stealing from the company. More specifically, the accountant was posting charges for one of our buildings (i.e. labor and supplies for painting), cutting checks, misleading the owner to sign them and cashing them for himself. He was able to steal a few thousand dollars with his unethical behavior before being caught by the property supervisor. Unethical behaviors like the one previously described are not uncommon in today’s business world. Indeed, workers during the course of their careers can face…show more content…
Any harassment may encourage absenteeism and increase employee turnovers which may affect the company’s overall productivity and employee morale. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) identified two forms of sexual harassment, both covered by “Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964” (Bohlander & Snell, 2007). The first form of sexual harassment is the “quid pro quo harassment” (this for that). In particular, sexual favors are demanded in return of a job benefit or a promotion. “Quid Pro Quo” may also occur when an employee has been threatened with demotion or punishment for failing to meet sexual demands. The second form is called “Hostile Work Environment”. This form of harassment occurs when an employee is subjected to unwelcome sexual conduct which interferes “with job performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment” (Bohlander & Snell, 2007, p.112). Most (if not all) organizations take any form of harassment seriously; indeed, violations of harassment policies may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination with the employees. For instance, at California Commercial Investment, any employees who believe that they are victim of sexual harassment shall: 1) File a verbal or written complaint to their direct supervisors. If they desire to not discuss the matter with the direct supervisors, any other member of management can be contacted. 2) The company will open an
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