Chapter 12 Ethics, Employee Relations, and Fair Treatment at Work
Basics of Ethics and Fair Treatment at Work Everyone believes that they are
ethical. Ethics is not theoretical. Human resource decisions are usually loaded with
ethical consequences. Most e
Chapter 14: Improving Occupational Safety, Health, and Risk
Employee Safety And Health: An Introduction
Why Employee Safety and Health are Important Providing a safe work
environment is important. Work related accidents are expensive.
Managing Employee Discipline Discipline A procedure that corrects or punishes a
subordinate for violating a rule or procedure. This is to encourage employees to adhere
to rules and regulations.
The Three Pillars The manager builds a fair discipline proc
Improving and Assessing Employee Relations Through Better
Communications Open-Door Policy Encourages communication between
employees and managers. This policy would hand out an employee handbook,
would hold focus groups, and have suggestion boxes and ho
Period of Detailed Regulation of Internal Union Affairs: The Landrum-Griffin Act
Landrum-Griffin Act (1959) A law aimed at protecting union members from
possible wrongdoing on the part of their unions.
o Contains a bill of rights for union member
Period of Modified Encouragement Coupled With Regulation: The TaftHartley Act (1947)
Taft-Hartley Act (1947) A law prohibiting union unfair labor practices and
enumerating the rights of employees as union members. It also enumerates
the rights of employ
Workplace Health: Problems and Remedies Sometimes workplace hazards are not
so obvious like a spill on the ground. They are unseen such as, chemicals, drug abuse,
stress, smoking, diseases, and biohazards.
Chemicals and Industrial Hygiene Industrial hygie
o When is bargaining not in good-faith?
Surface bargaining Going through the motions with no
intention on coming to an agreement.
Proposals and Demands The overall advancement and how
well its going.
Withholding Information Not sharing vital information t
What Causes Accidents? Accidents occur for three main reasons: 1. Chance
occurrences, 2. Unsafe working conditions, and 3. Unsafe acts by employees.
Unsafe Working Conditions Unsafe conditions are one main cause of
accidents. These include: Faulty scaffol
Step 3: The Hearing Three things could happen. The employer could allow the union
and the election is held immediately. The employer could allow the unions right to an
election and the union holds it another time. The employer could contest the union and