Bullying in the Workplace

At the very foundation of business ethics is the commitment to treating customers, employees, investors, vendors, distributors and anyone else involved with honesty and respect. A high level of business starts at the top with the owner’s values and sense of corporate social responsibility.   The example that I will use for an organizational lack of use of ethical standards in its management communication would be the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.   It has been reported that the Dolphins have allowed bullying to go on in there organization towards a player, coach, and a trainer.   By allowing the intimidation within its organization, their business ethics and communication of those ethics became unethical.
What occurred was a player for the Miami Dolphins bullied another player on the team by using racial slurs, text messages, voice mail, and other verbal abuse.   The effect of this unethical situation prompted the bullied player to state that his working condition was no longer safe for him to perform his job.   Though, none of this was reported right away when it did come to the forefront no one in the organizations upper management claimed not to know about it or decided to attempt a cover it up.  
This caused the player being bullied to leave the team and to ask for a trade.   This situation also made the National Football League to look into and to make changes to the way teams handle rookie players and there form of initiation to their respective teams.   “In essence, bullying may signal to employees that they are not appreciated, respected, or valued” (Sidle, S. D., 2010, August).
Sidle, S. D. (2010, August). Eye of the Beholder: Does Culture Shape Perceptions of Workplace Bullying? Academy of Management Perspectives, 24(3), 100-101.