2. Ethical leadership is important to create and maintain an ethical workplace. Managers can set standards and then apply those standards to themselves and their firm’s employees. 3. There are two different sets of standards, duty based, and outcome-based ethical standards. Outcome based ethical standards are conscious of their actions and how they affect others. 4. Guidelines for evaluating whether behavior is ethical can be found in the law, business rules and procedures, social values, an individual’s conscious, an individual’s promises and obligations to others, and personal or societal heroes. An action is most likely ethical if it is consistent, with the law, or at least the “spirit” of the law, as well as company policies, and if it can survive, the scrutiny, of one’s conscious and the regard of ones heroes without betraying commitments to others. 5. Ethical issues in the United States can be very complex and very different from abroad. Internationally, people might not see eye to eye with how we work, good or bad. Issue Spotter: Delta Tools can and might be held responsible for any issues that arise from the misuse of the product. But if it is marked properly, and has warning signs and labels, then they could win a case if it brought against them. And if they do end up finding a better way to sell their product they could also do a voluntary recall of their product to get it off the market. Question of Ethics: In my opinion, I believe that disclosures are meant to be read and understood. But if a user doesn’t decide to read the contract and agrees to the terms anyway, that is up to them. If they didn’t specify how they “may” or “may not” be charged a yearly fee, or monthly fee, then they need to revisit their credit report, that is most ;likely the whole reason they are being charged that fee. Chapter 4 Definitions: 1. Actionable - capable of serving as the basis of a lawsuit. An actionable claim can be pursued in a lawsuit or other court action. 2. Actual Malice - the deliberate intent to cause harm that exists when a person makes a statement with either knowledge of its falsity or reckless disregard of the truth. Actual malice is required to establish defamation against public figures. 3. Appropriation - in tort law, the use by one person or another person’s name, likeness, or other identifying characteristic without permission and for the benefit of the user. 4. Assault - any word or action intended to make another person fearful of immediate physical harm- a reasonably believable threat 5. Assumption of risk - a defense to negligence. A plaintiff may not recover for injuries or damage suffered from risks he or she knows of and has voluntarily assumed.
Landes 5 6. Battery - unexcused, harmful or offensive, physical contact with another that is intentionally performed.
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