It seemed then that Ford and Firestone failed to meet its ethical obligations. That is, they didn’t report safety related defect information to government agencies and they also concealed important information related to vehicle safety from the public. As a result, the consumers suffered the consequences of their unethical conduct. Many people died because of the defect in these tires. In fact, these accidents would have not occurred if both companies have solved the problem immediately.
Whistle blowing refers to the act of organization members, either former or current, disclosing information on illegal and unethical practices within the organization to parties internal or external to the organization, who can take action. It is becoming increasingly common as more and more employees speak out about their ethical concerns. It cannot be denied that whistleblowing is accompanied by a range of problems, for both the whistleblower and the organization. However, it can be argued that whistleblowing is an important and valid method of endeavoring to control possible unethical behavior by organizations, as well as helping to establish a level of social responsibility. For these reasons, it is important for society to maintain a level
Fair employment practices are typically more complex than federal laws, meaning that in order to comply with laws regarding employment; companies must understand how to comply with a combination of federal and local laws. To help ensure that companies follow each and every one of these very complex laws, creating an affirmative action policy is a great way to make sure that all laws are followed. Affirmative action requires that employees analyze the workforce and development of their company to implement a plan to correct areas of past discrim... ... middle of paper ... ...aws, or it can possible end up causing several problems for the company. Diversity in the workplace is much more common than in the past, so the company can benefit greatly by showing employees and the public that the company is making every effort possible to ensure the best interest of everyone. A successful policy can be implemented if it is well thought out, complies with laws, and ensures that everyone within the company is treated fairly.
CONSEQUENCES OF WHISTLEBLOWING Whistleblowers often face an unsettling situation regarding the outcome of their act of whistleblowing. The response to an act of whistleblowing usually varies from situation to situation. The possible responses could be correcting the situation or the wrongdoing, possible retaliation against the whistleblower and the response of the whistleblower against the reprisal of the organization towards him. The whistleblower's power and the power of his adversaries who are a part of the more dominant coalition would determine the consequences of his whistleblowing. The climate prevailing in the organization in relation to a proper and constructive handling of disputes also will affect the consequence of whistleblowing.
back dating); • Duplications (e.g. duplicate payments); • Collusion among employees, where there is little or no supervision; • From start to finish, only one employee has the control of the process, with no segregation of duties. 2. If fraud has taken place internally If you have discovered that the fraud has been committed by someone within your organization, there are a number of actions you can take: • You can seek advice from your professional advisors about what to do; • You can initiate a full internal investigation; • Depending on the size of the fraud, you may want to consider taking remedial action against those concerned. If your organization conducts its own investigation with a view to reporting the matter to regulatory or law enforcement agency, care must be given to ensuring that evidence is not handled in a way that could jeopardize a subsequent investigation.
Some might not know how to appropriately conduct research or cite sources. In this case, it’s very important for management to understand the circumstances so appropriate training can be put in place. Consequences of Plagiarism Some consequences of plagiarizing are:- An employee will be fired if caught, go on suspension or might be sued civilly. Company’s reputation: Plagiarism ruins/hurts the company’s reputation. It can be costly to a company, for example, if a company’s report contains plagiarized... ... middle of paper ... ...re rigged, fans that paid to watch or who made legal bets are cheated.
Barnett, Cochran and Taylor also found in their study that external whistle blowing may lead to “negative publicity, regulatory investigations, and legal liability issues” (1993). Trying to hold back or quiet employees may make the problem between the employees worse. Internal disclosures provide organizations an opportunity to explore and correct wrongdoing, and avoid the more negative consequences of external whistle blowing (Barnett et al., 1993). Disclosure in Work Environments 4 As sexual harassment can be a major topic in literature and in the workplace, organizations make sure to focus attention on the legal problems that may become evident if the harassment occurs (Bingham, 1991). Bingham investigated the interpersonal aspect of sexual harassment in this study to find how to eliminate the problem of sexual harassment (1991).
As it is described above, corruption is a big part in the law enforcement sector of society. The entire concept is quite complex although it may seem self explanatory to many people. Learning the many types of corruption and misconduct is only the beginning, then, to understand why the officers commit the conduct for which they do. With all this, it becomes apparent to the certain measures that need to be taken to rid society and police departments of the conduct that is constantly present.
In addition, whistleblowers mainly want to expose this issue because they want to increase shareholder’s confidence in the company; Reduce risk; Prevent lawsuits and incidents that may affect the public. (Stanford) All these are prime examples of why this divisive ethical practice is widely accepted and recognized in the business world however many believe that sometimes this can be put out of proportion, what I mean by that is, that not anyone can come up with sufficient evidence and the antithesis to that would be that the company may suffer from confidence and financial loss from the public because of some allegations and even after proving the public wrong, they would still suffer in the stock market and this can be detrimental. (Lombardo). What would utilitarian theorists say about this argument? Well, they would take the side of the whistleblower, for sure, because they believe in the happiness of the majority as opposed of the minority affected and because Jeremy Bentham, founder of utilitarianism, believes more in quantity of happiness which in that case applies to our situation.
Prevention should begin before an applicant becomes an employee. Some theft prevention might include recruiting trustworthy employees which includes performing background checks to help screen applicants. However, a background check or criminal records check does have its limitations. For example, most people who steal from their employees are never caught. When Acme Company was having a problem with employee theft, the firm found that the prevailing attitude was that corporate losses were normal and even acceptable.