Ethical Organizational

Ethical Organizational
Johnny Fuller, Chris Palmer, and Randal Cunning
February 15, 2008
Paul Malard


The organization ethics program examined is Taste Wine and Coffee Bar. Moral and ethical issues faced by establishments that serve alcoholic beverages can become extensive. Bars and restaurants have the ethical and moral obligation of serving adults of a certain age depending on the state’s legal drinking age. This is not only a moral responsibility, it is a legal obligation. Other legal and moral obligations include limiting patrons when their level of inebriation may become a hazard to themselves or others. When customers are obviously too drunk, employees must “cut-off” the clients for their own safety and the safety of others. The relationship between ethics, morality, and social issues in the legal environment will be explored. One ethical and social issue is the communities need for respect and order. Communities oppose establishments that stay open very late in residential areas with disorderly patrons.   Loud and disorderly customers create unethical and moral dilemmas.
Taste will be a fixture in the community that gives back when applicable. Social events for families and neighborhoods as well as community programs may be in conjunction with other businesses a part from the wine bar itself. Taste will require ethics training, monitoring, and enforcement. Employees will attend a class or provided with information on ethical work practices. The class will review how to deal with unruly customers. A formal code will be instituted for ethical business practices. New employees and recruits will receive formal training and a copy of the ethics code for dealing with clients. Managers will review guidelines on how to treat employees equally. Ethical decision-making will be reviewed for a variety of topics. Sexist environments and sexual harassment will not be tolerated and punishment for these actions will be expressed....