Business Ethics Case Study by writingsensation

Business Ethics
This paper discusses several business ethics issues based on a case study, which underscore the blurred lines in the area of professional ethics.
# 68266 | 2,435 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Aug 12, 2006 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Ethics (General)

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This paper explains that ethical behavior means more than following rules or a code of conduct with a list of "thou-shalt-nots"; it is a set of guiding principles, which people should do, not necessarily what they must do. The author points out that the first thing the employee in this case needs to learn as a corporate person is to never promise never: She should not have agreed to confidentiality before knowing what information she was going to be given, which put her in a difficult position when she tried to verify the information. The paper stresses that, while the superior did have the right to demand to know the name of the informant, he did not have the right to threaten the employee's job if she would not tell.

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What Ethical Issues Are Involved?
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From the Paper:

"This is the case of a company employee who received some information that could seriously impact the credibility of the company at a future date. She has only worked for this company for two months, but spent a year at the parent company in a probationary period before being sent here in a management position. Her direct superior is a go-getter whose only goal is to move up and out of the present company. The employee has received some information from her superior's secretary regarding some promises the man made to the union in order to avoid a strike."

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"Business Ethics" 12 August 2006. Web. 30 May. 2023. <>