favor from a superior and the advances were unwelcome Hostile Work Environment

Favor from a superior and the advances were unwelcome

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favor from a superior and the advances were unwelcome Hostile Work Environment - Occurs when anyone engages in sexually oriented language or conduct that is unwelcome or is sufficiently “severe or pervasive” to alter the terms and conditions of employment for an employee who has been a target Employer is only liable for a sexual harassment lawsuit if the supervisor is being sued Illness v. Serious illness relation to FMLAFamily and Medical Leave Act Requirements - Company must have at least 50 employees has to have worked 1 year or 1250 hours FMLA - Allows workers to demand 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to handle certain medical situations Encompassed situations - birth of a child, adoption of a child, caring for a sick immediate family member, having an illness that keeps you from doing your job Employee v. Independent ContractorPrincipal is liable for the agent in express, implied, apparent and limited authorityAgent - a person employed to act on behalf of another, legally becomes an agent when consent and capacity have been established Employer of an agent is a principal, principals and agents have fiduciary relationship or one of trust and confidence 3 Factors that decide whether someone is an employee or independent contractor - Control, compensation, regularity of employment Employers are responsible for negligence of employees but not independent contractors Agents of Society v Agents of CapitalAgents of Capital - the belief that a corporationduty is to earn as much money for the shareholders and do not owe a moral obligation to society Agents of Society - the view that corporations have a duty to society through a social contract andcorporate social responsibility Ethical behavior of employeesVirtual Ethics - Each person should focus on developing and practicing important virtues such as honesty, integrity, truthfulness, reliability etc. then people will make ethical decisions Deontological ethics - The golden rule; One’s behavior is morally defensible only if everyone elsecould do the same thing without interfering with the optimal functioning of an organized society 6 difficulties in ethical decision making - obedience to authority, conformity bias, overconfidencebias, self-serving bias, incrementalism, false consensus 6 ways corporations can encourage employees to act ethically - hire ethical people, treat employees well, have company code of ethics, effective ethics training, structuring compensation,vigilance
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