How to Solve Unethical Issues at the Workplace?

  • Have Rules

Organizations need to have predefined rules and regulations regarding workplace ethics. These rules and regulations should be given to new employees together with their employment contract.

Also having the rules written at strategic places at the workplace will also help remind people about the rules. People tend to unconsciously imbibe things they see every day.

  • Accept Feedback/Complaint

Make it easy for employees to send feedback or complaint in case of harassment, abuse or any other unethical activities going on in the workplace.

With tools like Formplus, you can create an online forms to receive complaint on workplace harassment or any other unethical behaviors

  • List consequences for unethical behaviors

Consequences for unethical behaviors should also be placed alongside the rules at strategic places in the organization. That way, if anyone wants to ignore the rules despite seeing them, the fear of getting punished will stop him or her from going ahead.

  • Swift Justice/Disciplinary Action

Some Companies often cover up issues of rape, sexual harassment, etc. when the perpetrator is a high ranking member of the organization. Things like this should not be accommodated.

Irrespective of who breaks the rule, there should be swift disciplinary action by the organization.