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
Bargaining Stages First each side presents demands, next a trade off of
demands to gain other occurs, then subcommittees are formed to work out
reasonable alternatives, then the parties reach an informal settlement, and
finally each party proofreads and
Occupational Security And Risk Management Workplace security means
protecting employees from both internal and external criminal and security risks that
threaten the employees. There needs to be a protocol incase of an intrusion into
Natural Security Capitalizing on the facilitys natural or architectural
features to minimize security problems.
Mechanical Security The utilization of security systems such as locks,
intrusion alarms, access control systems, and surveillance systems to
HR Tools For Managing Ethics And Fair Treatment The manager has various HR
management tools they can use to foster ethics and fair treatment:
Selection Tools When hiring new people employers tend to use background
checks and other tools to test to see i
OSHA Standards Operates under the general duty clause that states,
each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a
place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are
causing or are likely to cause death or serious
Outside Forces That Shape Ethical Decisions (Bad Barrels)
Job-Related Pressures An example would be to do something in order to
preserve the company.
Pressure From the Boss When managers pressure their subordinates.
They can do this by: telling staffe
Chapter 13: Working with Unions and Resolving Disputes
What Do Unions Want?
Security There are five types of union security:
1. Closed Shop A form of union security in which the company can hire
only union members. This was outlawed in 1947 for interstate
Reduce Your Own Stress
What The Employer Can Do There is a three-tiered approach when
managing workplace stress. Primary prevention, first, ensures that things
like job design are correct. Intervention, finds the sources of employee
What Shapes Ethical Behavior at Work? Why do people do bad things?
Bad Apples (people who are inclined to make unethical choices) , confront Bad
Cases (ethical situations that are ripe for unethical choices), while working in Bad
Barrels (environments tha
The AFL-CIO and the SEIU
AFL-CIO The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial
Organizations. Many believe this a synonym for the word
SEIU The Service Employees International Union. This includes the
largest healthcare union, and