AM I ETHICAL?
During college, your buddies called you Boy Toy because so many women dated you once and then cast you aside. You now work as an accounting manager in a manufacturer's Accounts Receivable and Payable Division, but you still lead an active dating life. Just last month, you dated three different women that you met through work. One works for a company supplier, one works for a major wholesale distributor, and the third is a subordinate who works under your direct supervision.
The head of Human Resources recently summoned you in for a meeting, and you are concerned that she intends to discuss your prolific dating habits. Is it ethical for her to discuss your private dating life?
- Yes, but only regarding romantic involvement with your subordinate
- Yes, because all three dating arrangements pose potential conflicts of interest
- No, because it is unethical for an employer to interfere in employee activities outside the workplace
- No, because you are protected by Constitutional freedoms of speech, free association, and privacy
The SOLUTION is revealed at the end of the chapter.