About this Course
This course introduces the application of business ethics and ethical standards in the workplace. Within recent years, the media has bombarded the public with stories of the degradation of many of the country's top businesses based solely on unethical conduct. As these cases bring to light, the actions of a few employees can drastically affect the entire company. Compliance with applicable laws and regulations is required by law. However, this course seeks to expand the definition of ethical conduct to include the everyday office behavior that defines an organization and its standards of business conduct. Every workplace must adhere to a strict Code of Conduct (COC), describing the acceptable practices, ethical standards, and responsibilities that must be met by both the company and each individual to achieve the highest level of behavior and standards throughout the entire employee population. Ethics in the workplace is the fundamental element of any basic Code of Conduct and provides all employees with an understanding of essential topics.