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Behavioral and Ethics in the Workplace
      Many think that law and ethics is the same thing, those that believe this cannot be farther from the truth. Ethics deals with social, and interpersonal values, and the rules of conduct that follow from them; it attempts to answer the question of what is good for humans, or how people should live in relation to each other (Alder, p. 451).   Violations of ethics rules occur nearly each day in the workplace and unfortunately, many times they go unnoticed because of   the victim's ignorance or economic condition.   We will explore some of the common areas of unethical behavior that occurs in the workplace, by both management, and staff members alike.
      Many businesses have long struggled with finding ways to reduce the number of unethical behaviors by their employees.   A survey recently conducted found that 73% of employees have witnessed ethical misconduct at the workplace (Pomeroy, 2007).   A common and costly form of ethical misconduct at work is time thief.   This includes behavior such as arriving late and leaving early from work than scheduled, taking additional or extended breaks than is allowed to change, and on-the job day dreaming (Henle (2010). Unfortunately, it is a major problem for organizations in terms of financial cost.   Time is money and many employees are taking it upon themselves to do as they choose.   Many businesses entities have policies, procedures, and practices in place that addresses the issues with unethical behavior with employees to prevent issues in the future.
Often in times, ethical violations occur against a person even before a company decides to hire them. A number of candidates hired for jobs that they are not qualified for, not enough knowledge or not enough experience, which is required. Whereas a majority of the other qualified, applicants are not selected for no apparent reason.   At the Small Business Administration, there have been accusations of political favoritism and improper...