A code of conduct is a key part of the ethical framework in any organization. It should outline an organization's key ethical principles and provide detailed guidelines on the expected standards of behavior for employees. The code must be effectively distributed to all employees in order to be useful, and should include a clear statement of penalties for breaching it. The existence of a well-written code of conduct is beneficial to all employees as well as the organization. This one-hour course teaches participants the concepts and benefits of a corporate code of conduct, and offers practical advice on how to apply the code to ethical dilemmas in a business environment. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Employment Law Group of the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
Expected Duration (hours)
Code of Conduct Awareness
- recognize the impact a code of conduct has on a business
- recognize the benefits of a code of conduct
- identify considerations for implementing a code of conduct
- recognize the benefits of enforcing a code of conduct
- determine whether an action is acceptable within a given code of conduct