Law and Ethics in the Business Environment / Edition 5

Law and Ethics in the Business Environment / Edition 5

by Terry Halbert, Elaine Ingulli, Elaine Ingulli, Elaine Ingulli
     
 

ISBN-10: 0324204906

ISBN-13: 9780324204902

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The unique flexibility of this text makes this an excellent supplement to any standard business law and legal environment text, or as the primary text for an advanced ethics or issues-oriented course. Introducing issues via specific legal cases, it provides balanced, in-depth coverage of controversial and timely topics in the areas of law and ethics within the

Overview

The unique flexibility of this text makes this an excellent supplement to any standard business law and legal environment text, or as the primary text for an advanced ethics or issues-oriented course. Introducing issues via specific legal cases, it provides balanced, in-depth coverage of controversial and timely topics in the areas of law and ethics within the business environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780324204902
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Law, Ethics and Business: An Introduction1
A Duty to Rescue?2
Law, Ethics, Promises13
Making an Ethical Decision19
Chapter Problems28
Chapter Project31
Chapter 2The Duty of Loyalty: Whistleblowing33
Voicing Dissent34
The Question of Loyalty51
Public Employees and Freedom of Speech57
Communications Within the Corporation61
Chapter Problems64
Chapter Project70
Chapter 3Privacy & Technology: Electronic Monitoring73
Workplace Surveillance73
The Value of Privacy80
Industry Response to Privacy Issues84
Lifestyle Control85
Testing89
Soroka v. Dayton Hudson Corp. (California, 1991)89
Consumer Privacy94
Privacy in Medical Information102
Chapter Problems111
Chapter Project114
Chapter 4Valuing Diversity: Affirmative Action & Sexual Harassment117
Affirmative Action117
Sexual Harassment134
Families and Work145
Reasonable Accommodation of Disabled Workers152
Chapter Problems156
Chapter Project159
Chapter 5Government Regulation: Workplace Safety161
Workers' Compensation162
Risk in the Workplace168
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)175
Corporate Criminal Liability181
Safety Concerns in the Global Economy182
Chapter Problems194
Chapter Project196
Chapter 6Justice and a Sustainable Economy: Environmental Protection199
Environmental Equity199
Environmental Protection: The Legal Context208
Biodiversity vs. Property Rights214
Environmental Philosophy220
Common Law Approach227
Private Property, Environmental Regulation, and the Constitution230
Global Issues236
International Environmental Law: Boundaries, Landmarks, and Realities, Lakshman Guruswamy237
Chapter Problems241
Chapter Project243
Chapter 7Marketing and Information: Advertising247
Commercial Speech248
Advertising and Economics253
Federal Regulation258
Market Manipulation265
Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising270
Global Issues: Marketing on the Internet276
Marketing in Kidspace276
The Branding of Culture280
Chapter Problems285
Chapter Project289
Chapter 8Risk Allocation: Products Liability291
Unsafe Products292
The Debate Over Tort Reform303
The Uniform Commercial Code307
Government Regulation of Product Safety316
Consumer Demand for Dangerous Products318
Manufacturer Liability for Consumer Uses320
Enterprise Liability323
Global Perspective327
Communication, Marketing, and Product Safety329
Chapter Problems332
Chapter Project334
Chapter 9Ownership and Creativity: Intellectual Property337
Copyright Law337
Beyond Copyright Law: Patent Law, Trade Secret, and Misappropriation359
Global Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)365
Chapter Problems372
Chapter Project376
Appendices
A.Stakeholder Ethics Role-play379
B.Mock Trial Materials380
C.An Introduction to Legal Research383
D.Evaluating Information from the Internet391
Glossary393
Index405

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