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HR Ethics Series: Issues in the Workplace

Among the more important ethical obligations of organizations are those that involve the health, safety, and fair treatment of employees. Employers have a moral and ethical obligation to protect employees against discrimination, harassment, and harm. This course reviews common workplace issues and strategies for how to address them. Because human resources professionals play a crucial role in supporting employee well-being, this course pays special attention to the role of HR in preventing and resolving issues in the workplace.

Students have 90 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Define employee rights in the areas of employment at will (EAW), the duty of loyalty, and the duty of confidentiality
  • Describe concerns surrounding job discrimination and affirmative action
  • Identify issues related to health, safety, and risk in the workplace
  • Recognize common signs of harassment and types of sexual harassment
  • Determine strategies for confronting and eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Describe the concept of civil liberties in the workplace
  • Understand factors that can lead to job dissatisfaction
  • List methods for helping employees achieve greater work-life balance
  • Apply ethical principles to workplace scenarios

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About the Course

Emory Continuing Education is proud to offer this course in partnership with MindEdge.