Employee Ethics: How to Report Unethical Behavior in the Workplace

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Course features
  • Category: Business Ethics
  • Course Length: 8 minutes
  • Series: Employee Ethics
  • Video Length: 4.5 minutes
  • Author: The URL dr
  • Resources: Reporting Unethical Behavior at Work Checklist
Course overview
This micro course examines the importance of reporting unethical conduct at work. First, we’ll address five reasons people fail to report unethical behavior. Then, you’ll learn five steps for reporting unethical behaviors promptly and effectively.
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Course learning objectives
  • Identify when and why you should speak up about unethical behavior
  • Examine how to overcome the temptation to not report
  • Identify five steps to reporting unethical behavior at work
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Certification included
Downloadable certificate upon completion.

Should I tell my boss what I just saw?

Have you overheard a coworker provide misleading information to a client? Maybe you've witnessed a manager accepting a bribe. Or, a team member skips a time-consuming safety protocol which could endanger other employees. What do you do in these situations? How do you respond when you witness unethical conduct at work? Do you report it—or let it slide? 

"How to Report Unethical Behavior in the Workplace" looks at what you should do if you witness unethical behavior on the job. Employees need to learn how to overcome the temptation to not report unethical behavior.

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Skills you'll learn in this course

Business Ethics

Human Resources Compliance

Business Law

Kim Merritt

Kim Merritt, The URL dr, has been teaching and training the business community for over thirty years. Her company's line of business soft skill micro courses are a quick and effective way to master a new competency in fifteen minutes or less. 
Patrick Jones - Course author