Discrimination at work, be it racial, sex, or age discrimination, is a serious ethical problem employees may face. The employer must not underrate the work of people he or she does not like on the basis of his or her prejudices since all people are entitled to equal treatment at work and equal working conditions. This problem is ethical since it is rooted in people’s prejudices and morality that are in conflict with basic principles of impartial treatment in a workplace.
Harassment is another ethical problem that can be seen at work. When one person is attracted to another without any reciprocity, this may result in harassment and all kinds of unpleasantness. The problem is ethical since, in this case, a harassing person cannot control himself or herself enough not to cause trouble to another human being which reflects his or her low level of social responsibility.
Abuse of power is a common ethical issue since it is rooted in a moral character of an abuser, Indeed, delegation and counseling are more effective than the concentration of power on one hand. The problem is ethical since, in this case, the perpetrator does not see his or her colleagues as equal and may disregard their advice.
Finally, ensuring privacy is one of the most important ethical issues since it allows employees to feel secure at work and protected. When personal information becomes known to everyone, it can cause stress and anxiety in employees. The issue is ethical since privacy is seen as an alienable moral right of every citizen.