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Contemporary Ethics-Assignment The manager today faces a lot of ethical issues as the weight of losses from sexual harassment action workplace violence accidents employee theft and workers compensation Fraud amounts to billions of dollars each year in lost revenue inventory and personnel These serious problems can drain profits drive away productive employees and expose ones company to serious legal trouble and costly civil suits Of course all this was created from the changes that have happened in this century For example human rights freedom of expression equality of opportunity positive discrimination organisational structure communication and technology globalisation cultures within companies etc As soon as a manager hires his first employee heshell need to comply with several laws governing employers relationships with their workers Fairness and non-discrimination are essential As an employer one is held accountable to a host of state and federal laws that regulate the relationship a manager has with hisher employees Among the things a manager will be expected to know and understand are wage and hour laws including retirement plans healthcare benefits workplace safety rules and regulations How to avoid sexual harassment as well as discrimination based on gender age race pregnancy sexual orientation and national origin and how to fire an employee without trampling on his or her legal rights The first issue I would like to discuss is that of sexual harassment Sexual harassment on the job took a dramatic leap into public awareness in October 1991 when Professor Anita Hill made known her charges against Judge Clarence Thomas after his nomination to the US Supreme Court Many other incidents have erupted since then Paula Jones dominated headlines for months with her claim that President Clinton harassed her while he was a governor And more recently Mitsubishi Motors agreed to pay a record 34 million settlement to hundreds of women harassed at its auto assembly plant Enforcement of the laws prohibiting sexual harassment has been stepped up
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