Workplace Ethical Dilemma
Tanya W. Cooper
BSHS/332 Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Services
April 16, 2012
Everyday individuals are faced with issues associated with ethical dilemmas. Ethical dilemmas involve an individual’s behavior toward a moral standard, which may have been established from previous generations and passed along. In upholding the standards taught individual may be forced to take a particular action involving a decision when a behavior is considered non-ethical is when an ethical dilemma occurs. It can become difficult at times in making the correct decisions or solutions to the situation, which is why a code of ethics is established in the workplace. The code of ethics in the …show more content…
Currently, I am employed as administrative assistant in a large school district in the Human Resource department. Several ethical dilemmas are happening daily in my organization, it is difficult to narrow them down to just one. The dilemma that stands out the most is a combination of two, terminating employees without notice and favoritism. Terminating employees without sufficient notification and replacing those employees with new employees the Administration is more familiar with or a relative of someone in Administration is an ethnical dilemma I see regularly in my organization.
In the four years I have been in this department, my organization has gone through what they consider to be a reconstructing process, which becomes very stressful for the employees. The organization appears to enjoy creating an environment of fear and the unknown when it comes to job security. In the four years, I have been witness to several terminations without proper notifications; the organizations creatively release individuals with no information in a small time frame last year calling it a reduction in force and replacing those qualified individuals with new employees within two weeks. The new employees are either relatives or familiar with someone in Administration. The dilemma of terminating an employee in a weeks notice without allowing these employees to secure another position somewhere else does not seem fair and my personal views become more and more