Let's get ethical, ethical

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

A code of ethics would have helped former return to work coordinator 'Layla' to educate injured workers and combat an investigate-happy manager.

How do we know when our behaviour is ethical or not? Sometimes it’s clear: you’re given a twenty dollar note instead of a ten dollar note as change at the greengrocers; you notice as it’s being handed to you; to keep it would be, in effect, lying; we know it's unethical. But what about in the workplace? Imagine your manager asks you to investigate a worker’s injury that you’re sure is work-related and doin...

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Published 06 April, 2009 | Updated 07 April, 2009