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Dealing With Unethical Requests at Work

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

"Your boss has asked you to do something that seems unethical.  How can you determine whether your suspicions are correct?" 

That was the question posed by Eilene Zimmerman's New York Times column, "Career Couch."  Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson, one of the commentators, counseled, "It's possible that you have simply misunderstood the request, so ask your boss to restate it.  This gives him or her a chance to rethink it and possibly decide to do things another way."

Tags: business ethics