Ethical Issues in Management
Organizational Ethics and Social Responsibility – MGT/216
May 23, 2010
Dawn F. Huber
Managing day to day operations in a business require managers to: hire staff, plan schedules and discipline staff. Managers have to deal with diversity, performance evaluations, family and personal issues as well as being a role model to subordinates. Family and personal issues are a major component in the well being of employees. All of these issues are apart of business practices each day.
Often time things come up in the personal lives of employees that cause them to spend time away from work. Illness, childcare, and unexpected events put pressure on employees however; taking time off is not an option. Employees believe that what they are going through in their personal lives should take president over the business. Unfortunately, the manager priority is the business.
Moral and Ethical Issues
A few of the moral and ethical issues that managers face while dealing with family and personal issues are: employee illness, family illness, childcares, and personal time off work. All of these issues have to be dealt with fairly, ethically, and within the law. If management does not handle employee personal issues legally, the employee has the right to file a case against the business. The cases could lead to law suites that will cost the business large sums of money.
The government has appointed agency specifically to deal with worker who have issues with their employers. Laws have also be designed to protect employees who have to take care of sick family members; or even to protect employees who become ill and need to spend long periods of time off work.
Businesses have to implement policies to protect the organization from employees who will take advantage of sick leave or personal days. In order to...