Employment discrimination as unethical behavior

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serval:BIB_EB9CF478A803
Type
A part of a book
Publication sub-type
Chapter: chapter ou part
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Employment discrimination as unethical behavior
Title of the book
The Oxford Handbook of Workplace Discrimination
Author(s)
Dietz  J., Kleinlogel  E. P.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Address of publication
Oxford, UK
ISBN
9780199363643
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Editor
King  E., Colella  A. J.
Language
english
Abstract
This chapter argues that research on employment discrimination can be enriched by studying it as unethical behavior. Using five moral principles, namely utilitarianism, distributive justice, righteousness of actions, virtuousness, and ethics of care, it justifies the treatment of employment discrimination as unethical behavior. An overarching theme in this discussion is that nondiscrimination is a fundamental human right. Next, the chapter illustrates how individual difference variables that predict unethical behavior, such as moral disengagement and cognitive moral development, can contribute to advancing knowledge about employment discrimination. This is followed by a similar argument for situational predictors of unethical behavior, such as obedience with requests from organizational authorities. Lastly, the chapter discusses the role of classic interventions against unethical behavior, such as codes of conduct and the emphasis on fairness as a moral imperative, for combating employment discrimination.
Keywords
Employment discrimination, Business ethics, Unethical behavior, Moral disengagement, Code of conduct, Moral imperative
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12/02/2014 16:01
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21/08/2019 5:14
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