PHI 6301, Business Ethics 1
Course Learning Outcomes for Unit V Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:
4. Evaluate current ethical issues in business. 4.1 Explain the importance of whistleblowing in the workplace and why it needs protection. 4.2 Discuss two forms of discrimination in the workplace.
Learning Outcomes Learning Activity
4.1 Unit Lesson Chapter 7 Unit V Article Review
4.2 Unit Lesson Chapter 11 Unit V Article Review
Required Unit Resources Chapter 7: Employee Responsibilities Chapter 11: Workplace Diversity and Discrimination Unit Lesson Throughout Unit V, different moral and employee rights in the workplace will be discussed. Moral or employee rights are claims people make against others so that they are treated in certain ways or receive specific goods (DesJardins, 2020). Rights are important in relationships between the employee, employer, and other stakeholders, and each of these parties holds an interest in the success of the organization. This unit highlights the significance of workers’ rights, as well as the trust and loyalty that comes from the protection of such rights. Business owners often rely on their managerial staff more than other employees to lead business operations and to maximize profits. Though DesJardins (2020) elaborates upon this topic to some extent, one aspect of the employee-employer relationship that ought to be discussed and amplified more is trust and loyalty in the workplace setting. Several additional topics will also be discussed in relation to the broader topic of the employee-employer relationship. As mentioned above, one such topic is loyalty and trust between employees, managers, and the stakeholders of the company. A question that ought to be raised is whether mutual loyalty and trust intersect with each other and the relation these aspects have on the employee-employer relationship. Aityan and Gupta (2012), authors of the article “Challenges of Employee Loyalty in Corporate America,” support the claim that loyalty is dependent on both the employee and employer because it is a symbiotic relationship in which the company generates loyalty to the employee and the latter, in return, generates loyalty to the company. If a company is respectful of its employees and acknowledges their contributions and endeavors in the form of pay increases or other types of goods, there is a strong likelihood this acknowledgement generates employee loyalty in return.
UNIT V STUDY GUIDE Workers’ Rights, Employer-Employee Responsibilities, and Workplace Privacy (Cont.)