Business Ethics. What is Ethics?. Ethics: A set of moral principles, especially ones relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct; govern a persons or groups behavior.
Joe Schmo works for ABC Co. He is scheduled to have an hour lunch break off the clock everyday. Sometimes Joe only clocks out for half an hour even though he continues to take the full hour for his lunch. Sally Sue notices that Joe is not being completely honest about his lunch break and debates telling her boss. She is worried that if she doesn’t speak up she will be punished for knowing and not telling. She is also worried that the company will be hurt if she doesn’t come forward. If she does tell she is worried that she will be reprimanded for being a tattle tale. What should Sally do?
Joe is being unethical
Bad press for company if not handled correctly