Ethical fairness and human rights: The treatment of employees with psychiatric disabilities [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 85 (3):333 - 345 (2009)
Extant business research has not addressed the ethical treatment of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. This article will describe previous research on individuals with psychiatric disabilities drawn from rehabilitation, psychological, managerial, legal, as well as related business ethics writings before presenting a framework that illustrates the dynamics of (un)ethical behavior in relation to the employment of such individuals. Individuals with psychiatric disabilities often evoke negative reactions from those in their environment. Lastly, we provide recommendations for how employees and organizations can become more proactive in providing individuals with such disabilities equal employment opportunities for both access and accommodation in the workplace.
Keywords psychiatric disability  ethical fairness  accommodation  mitigation  moral disengagement
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