One of the first things that needs to be addressed before any policies are put into place are how are violations reported and what happens when violations are reported? Violations can be reported in various methods. A person can call a toll-free number to report the violation. The violation can be reported via email or dropped in an ethics “drop box”. The final way an ethics violation can be reported is directly to immediate supervisor, department head, human resources person or member of the compliance team. One of the most important rules to be aware of with publicly traded companies is the Sarbones Oxley Act Section 806. Sox act protects “whistle-blowers” from receiving any negative actions regarding stepping up and reporting actions/practices
I chose Chick fil a for the Code of ethics because chick fil a is a popular fast food restaurant that serves the best quality, and customer service against the big top competitors that have been in the industry for a longer period of time. I do not work for Chick fil a so I thought it would be interesting to learn more about the company since i frequently dine there.
The case study that I chosen is the Conflict of Interest: Case study 2. As it mentioned in the case study, Hardeep who is the IT manager in a government department with more than 500 staff members and six branches across the Australia. He received the two offers from company A and company B of proposal (RFP) for the procurement of the software for the new ERP system. Now he is in an ethical dilemma when he has to choose the best offer, as he found out the offer who made by Mandeep is the general manager of company B is his best friend. He discovered that the offer from company A is better than company B. He realized that company B’s software may require more modification where increase the total cost. To resolve this conflict of interest, I would like to use Thomas White’s Framework. Thomas White’s framework for ethical decision making should be more useful to deal with situations in dilemma.
Make an ethical guideline to help employees in the company that know the positive and negative of company’s activities. This will help limit unethical behavior by increasing awareness.
Within this essay I’m going to discuss the Organizational ethic of the company that I’m currently employed with Tyson Foods. The brand I’m going to discuss is Hillshire brands which was a large company itself that was bought out by Tyson foods in 2014. Organizational ethics are the principals and standards by which businesses operate. They are demonstrated through the acts of fairness, compassion, integrity, honor and responsibility. The key for the companies managers and executives to ensure that all employees understand these ethics. One of the best ways to communicate organizational ethics is by training employees on company standards.
The Miami Herald reported on May 18,2017 that the recently hired Opa-Locka city manager, Ivette Harrell, used City Attorney Vincent Brown to represent her in a personal lawsuit of credit card debt. Neither, exposed their representation to Miami-Dade County Court. The first ethical issue I found in this case is omission lying. According to Ferrell chapter 3 (pg.69) “Omission lying is intentionally not informing others of any differences or problems that significantly affect behavior.” I believe government employee’s behavior can be affected by Brown’s actions by violating the code of ethics of a government institution.
AHIMA addresses this particular case by compelling HIM professionals to ensure that their workplace environment is consistence and promotes compliance with the AHIMA code of ethics, and engaging in activities that deters organization’s behavior that will violate compliance of federal, state and professional code of ethics. Additionally, AHIMA also compelled HIM professionals to avoid conflict of interest as they perform their professional obligation, which include the practice of unbounding to ensure the financial gains of the organization of their employment. Lastly, AHIMA compelled HIM professional to refuse to participate or conceal unethical practice or procedure of fellow employee, or organization, and HIM professionals are required to report such cases to the
American Red Cross is governed by volunteers and supported by community donations. The American Red Cross is a nationwide network of more than 650 chapters and 36 blood services regions dedicated to saving lives and helping people prepare for and respond to medical emergencies. One of the updated facts from the case summary is the American Red Cross is open 365 days a year and is open 24 hours a day. Now that ARC requires all employees and volunteers to read and sign a two page document about the Code of Business Ethics and conduct the ethical culture of the American Red Cross has improved (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015).
In this paper I’m going to go on the internet to do a research on a large organization in my area, I’ve chosen High Point Regional Hospital. In my brief research on High Point Regional Hospital I’m going to see if they address each of the seven essential compliance program elements, which are; compliance standards, high-level responsibility, education, communication, monitoring and auditing, enforcement and discipline, and response and prevention. I’m going to see if there are any missing elements or elements that should be improved by High Point Regional Hospital. What changes should be implemented to fix these missing elements? How might the absence of inadequacy of these
Unethical behaviors in business affect everyone since you either work in the field or are a consumer of its services. Unfortunately, almost every company usually has individuals who act unethically whether it is for their personal benefit or for the sake of the company they work for. Unethical behaviors in business might be as simple as using company property or funds for personal gain to inside trading and financial fraud. According to The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, nearly one third of business professionals feel pressured to compromise their ethical standards and are increasingly pushed towards unethical behavior. Moreover, “misconduct is common and accepted by business services professionals, the integrity of entire economic systems is at risk”, states Jordan A. Thomas, partner and chair of the Whistleblower Representation Practice at Labaton Sucharow law firm. In fact, making money at any cost is all what matters, while doing what is right and abiding by the law is not. That said, as a corporate finance student and a business administration major, it is as interesting as important for me to learn about what is considered as unethical in business, in addition to who is enforcing the federal securities laws, proposing securities rules, and regulating the securities industry.
Even though economical and legal responsibilities exemplify about fairness and justice, ethical responsibilities cover those activities and practices that are expected or prohibited by members of society even though they are not codified in law. Ethical responsibilities represent those norms, standards or expectations that reflect a jest of what employees, consumers and shareholders regard as just, fair or in keeping the protection or respect of stakeholders’ moral rights. They are important to perform in a manner consistent with expectations of societal and ethical norms. The firms should recognize and respect the ethical moral norms adopted by society from time to time. In order to achieve corporate goals, these
The ethical behavior must be recognized and appreciated and at the time it must be awarded. So it can promote ethics in other employees.
Business Ethics is very important inside the company, it will show the moral standards that a company or business have whether it is right or wrong and good or bad. Every etiquette that a business has, will reflect on what kind of company or business you are. Thus, every company or business must show the proper and right etiquettes it should have, so that the customers will have that kind of trust and a good feedback on your company.
Code of ethics is started by setting out the values that underline the code and will specify the company’s obligation to its stakeholders and employees and other people connected to the company .The code is publicly made available and addressed to anyone with an interest in the company’s activity and the way it does business.
Unethical behavior can tarnish a company’s image and reputation. If a company is unethical, they may have to spend additional money to improve their public image, as well as gain back as many customers as possible.