This guide to business ethics provides key terms and concepts related to business ethics in a short, easy-to-use format. It provides objective coverage of theories, corporate social responsibility, human resources issues, consumer protection, and ethical issues in marketing and advertising. It is an ideal supplement for business ethics courses or as a reference for students and practitioners who would like to learn more about the basics of business ethics.
Employee Protection and Workplace Safety Legislation
Employee Protection in the Workplace
Employee protection and workplace safety address the question of who is responsible for ensuring that employees have protection from various dangers on the job. While employees certainly bear some responsibility for their own protection and safety, the employer may be held responsible for not only providing protective equipment and information but also ensuring that employees properly use that protection. When the cost of workplace protections in more heavily regulated markets increases, demand for labor in less regulated, lower-cost markets may increase, resulting in potential trade-offs between cost competitiveness and worker safety.
Early Perceptions of Protection Needs
A century ago, agriculture and small-scale retail were the dominant work settings, although manufacturing was growing. ...