17 Business & Society Ethics

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New Social Contract
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513 Driven by globalization, and the worldwide economic recession. Expansive employee rights
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Outplacement
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515 Assistance to laid off employees. Example of a market failure control tool
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employee rights
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515 moral rights, lawful rights
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Statuory Rights
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516 Civil rights act of 1964, right to know, things to keep employees treated equal, ethical, and healthy
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Collective barganing
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516 A process for Unions and companies to get rights for employees, but keep the business afloat
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Enterprise rights
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516 the right to be free from intimidation, to speak out if there is a problem, due process in discipline of an employee, and have a job clearly defined.
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Good Cause Norm
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518 Employees should be discharged with good cause. brings up the terms unjust dismissal
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Employment at will doctrine
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518 based on private party rights, an employer has the right to discharge voluntary contracts at any time. If you aren’t part of a union, the employer can fire you at any point for any reason.
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Public policy exception
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518 protects employees from being fired after refraining to commit crimes or let employers take advantages of basic rights
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Implied contract exception
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519 giving out student handbooks with rules is an aimplied contract, and can be held to those restrictions
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good faith principle
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519 employers must give employees a chance to improve performance before termination
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due process
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521 the right to acknoledge complaints and torts fairly
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Open door policy
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523 an alternatice dispute resolution tactict that senior level employees can always be reached for disputes in the workforce
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Ombudsman
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523 A swedish word meaning \”one who investigates reported complaints and helps get settlements
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Mandatory arbitration
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524 a neutral party resolves a dispute, and the resolution is binding
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1978 civil reform act
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529 protection for federal employes who expose illegal, corrupt, or wasteful government activities

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