The recent economic downturn has heightened the public's scrutiny of corporations and contributed to the perception that some firms have lost their commitment to operating with integrity. This course considers the concept of ethics and its role in today's corporate culture. It looks at the impact of business ethics on both the individual employee and the organization as a whole, and explores how the use of an ethical framework can promote ethically-driven behavior. The course also focuses on how employees can use an ethical filter to help resolve ethical dilemmas. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Employment Law Group of the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
- Recognize the benefits a code of ethics brings to a business
- Identify examples of organizational factors that contribute to unethical behavior
- Identify situations that reflect the types of pressures individuals face related to ethical decision-making