Ethics and Harassment: Don’t Become the Next News Story

No one wakes up one day and says, “I think I’ll behave unethically today and make our company the laughing stock of the business world.” And yet, it happens to well respected companies every year – Countrywide Mortgage, Toshiba, VW, Wells Fargo, and Uber to name a few. Many of these ethical lapses are the result of a misuse of power and workplace harassment. To avoid becoming the next front-page news story, learn how companies develop ethical blind spots, how to demonstrate that you C-A-R-E about ethics, and how to evaluate ethical dilemmas.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify ways an ethical culture can breakdown
  • Recognize the importance of ethics and the effects of hidden biases and power
  • Identify the characteristics of a safe and respectful work environment
  • Recall a six-step process for creating an ethical culture

Major Topics
  • Analyze recent ethical failures to identify the errors and discuss steps to prevent similar lapses
  • Use an ethical issues checklist to determine various courses of action with real ethical scenarios
  • Discuss the various levels of harassment, how to respond to claims, and how to train employees to avoid issues

Who Should Attend

All professionals

Fields of Study
Behavioral Ethics



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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