he purpose of this discussion is to give you the
opportunity to apply ethical theories and perspectives to modern issues
of the workplace. Off-duty conduct away from the workplace can be
monitored and reported in many ways, and with the increase in social
media use, there will be far greater opportunities for employers to
become aware of what employees get up to outside of the workplace. Some
types of behaviors are especially concerning as they may have on-duty
consequences; however, other types of off-duty behavior are more
difficult to clearly define as grossly inappropriate to warrant employer
intervention. But who draws this line, and what are the ethical
implications of where the line is drawn? Prepare and post a response to
the following prompt:
Using the resources provided, your own research, and your knowledge of
the ethical concepts from the text, consider the issue of off-site
monitoring of conduct:
Using your own work experience, imagine a
circumstance in which your supervisor wanted to monitor your behavior
off the job. Describe the circumstances, including how your conduct is
being monitored and why your conduct is being monitored.
Would you consider your example to involve a
minor, moderate, or severe invasion on an individual’s privacy? Explain
your reasoning. Share your un-emotional, well-defined, evidence-based
response to your boss to support your viewpoint.
What issues led to the employer’s monitoring of
the employee? Use one ethical theory or perspective to help support the
employer’s viewpoint, and use a scholarly source as your evidence.
What about the employee’s viewpoint? Use one
ethical theory or perspective to support the employee’s right to privacy
outside of work, and use a scholarly source as your evidence.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in
length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s)
and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references in APA
style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.