IntroductionIt is the responsibility of every staff member to behave in a manner that his/her action does not affect the welfare of others. They should ensure that their behaviors are in alignment with the code of conduct of the University. Strict disciplinary measures will be taken upon any member of the university, who is found guilty of any form of harassment, in accordance to the Agreement of Central Queensland University Enterprise. It is the sole responsibility of supervisors to provide a conducive environment which is favorable to staff in carrying out their duties.
They should be well conversant with the effects of not curbing with any form of harassment which employees may face. There are some procedures which are followed in dealing with any form of harassment and these procedures apply to all the employees, contractors and council members. Students may raise their complaints through the process provided for student complaints. This document affects different stakeholder groups in the University which include: Supervisors: Members of the University in the administrative roles have a duty in ensuring that sound principles of ethics given in the Code of Conduct are followed.
This can be in the work-place or role models in their managerial duties. Supervisors must ensure that all new members are well informed about the code of conduct of the university and provide other ways like training and guidance if there is a need (Bandiera, 2010). Employees: Since the code of conduct is part and parcel of employee’s contract, the employees should ensure that they have read and understood it and have given the consent of complying with the code and of conduct of the University. Council Members: As part of their tasks and daily responsibilities, Council Members of the University and other executives of the University community will have a duty to accept and abide by the Code. Emerging Business EthicsThe document addresses different issues that arise during day-to-day activities and happens when workers interact with each other, their supervisors and the top management.
Social stratification in any organization whips up prejudice, pride and segregation of people in the workplace. The top managers may look down upon their juniors. This may result to the emergence of business ethics in the organization which may include: Workplace Harassment (Bullying): This is a repeated form of behavior seen in a person, employer or co-workers having the behavior which is undesirable and unwanted.
The person is also seen to be aggressive, offensive, scary and embarrassing. Bullying at workplace does not require any reasonable action from the management but requires advice and rightful comment. Response to employees on the good work done or the anticipated behavior assists the staff in improving the level of behavior and general performance of their work. Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment simply means any unnecessary, unsolicited, or undesirable behavior of a sexual nature.
Incase this happens, the anticipated behavior(s), would leave the other party humiliated making the recipient upset, ashamed or demoralized by the act. Sexual harassment is illegal anywhere. Illegal bigotry including Racial Discrimination and criticism: This generally means any act that poses a challenge to person or does not support or has the effect of causing the misfortune to somebody. This is because of a characteristic for example, race or sex as stipulated in anti-discrimination Act.