University of phoenix material hr ethics scenarios worksheet


University of Phoenix Material 

HR Ethics Scenarios Worksheet

Answer the following questions for each corresponding scenario. (Each scenario should be answered in no more than 350 words)

1. The HR Director is having lunch outside the office. She hears a competitor talking about a significant change in their business that could affect the performance of her own firm. 


What is HR’s   ethical duty?



Explain why this   may fall under corporate responsibility and insider trading.


2. The head of HR refers a family member to a department head for consideration in an “unposted” job. 


What do you do?



Explain this in the   context of the corporate responsibility or conflict of interest.


3. You just started your new job as the Director of HR for a government contractor. After being there for a few weeks, you notice that employees are being periodically drug tested. However, the tests don’t appear random and tend to focus on one specific group.


Why is it important   to investigate and resolve the issue immediately?



What should the   investigation include?



Does the Drug Free   Workplace Act apply here?


4. The manager at one of your locations calls you and wants to terminate an employee for having religious quotes in his desk area. The area is located in the back room and no one but that person has access to the room. 


Do you make the   person remove them? Why or why not?



Can the employee   file a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act, Title VII (1964)? Why or why not?



Explain why the   manager might not have a case for making the employee take the quotes down.