Employee Ethics and Rights

In Eugene Heath, Byron Kaldis & Alexei Marcoux (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Business Ethics. New York, NY, USA: pp. 474-489 (2018)

Jeffrey Moriarty
Bentley University
This chapter advances our understanding of the moral contours of the employment relationship. It considers what employers owe their employees, and what employees owe their employers. I begin with a brief discussion of the value and limits of contractual freedom in employment. Then I consider ethical issues in five areas: (1) hiring and firing, (2) compensation, (3) the nature of work, including meaningful work and workplace democracy, (4) privacy, and (5) whistleblowing.
Keywords whistleblowing  employment  economic democracy  meaningful work  compensation  discrimination
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