Fortune 500® Firms Face Unique Pressures Leading to Ethical Lapses, Report Reveals
U.S. companies that earn the most revenue face unique challenges that can increase the level of ethical misconduct among their employees, according to a survey report released July 24 by the Ethics Resource Center in Arlington, Va.
Misconduct most often reported by employees at such companies includes delivering goods not up to specifications, stealing, abusive behavior, and health/safety violations, the report noted. Other types of misconduct frequently reported are sexual harassment, conflicts of interest, falsifying time reports, and breaching employee privacy.
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