How do you manage employment options when you have signed an employee agreement with onerous restrictions on what you can do when you leave a company?
Ethix at Work
If your company was unaware of sales tax in certain states in which it operated, what ethical obligations do you have in paying back taxes, notifying the government, and paying for further research into the tax structures?
Is it ethical to blow the whistle on an immoral company once you have left?
What should you do if your employer terminates a fellow employee’s contract and then forces him or her to sign a nondisclosure statement?
When your business is struggling to get off the ground, wouldn’t ethical practices be detrimental to long term success?
What do you do in meetings with the funders, the customer, and with the CEO in a company where partners are keeping information from you?
What should you do when the product sold by your company is potentially being used in unethical ways?
How does a book buyer maintain dirt-free hands in an industry where sexually explicit material is a top seller?
If you notice unlicensed software installed on a client’s computer but the programs are beyond the scope of your contract with the client, do you have any ethical obligation to notify the client of the ramifications from using unlicensed software?
What ethical imperatives do companies have when they can potentially have competing companies as clients?