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Law and Ethics in the Business Environment

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ISBN-10: 0314204385

ISBN-13: 9780314204387

Edition: 2nd 1997

Authors: Terry Halbert

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List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: West Publishing Company, College & School Division
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Language: English

Terry Halbert is Professor of Legal Studies at Temple University's Fox School of Business & Management. Her research and teaching is interdisciplinary, focusing on business ethics and public policy concerns. Professor Halbert has developed industry-specific courses on the tobacco industry and on gambling in which students take up each issue from several perspectives: history, sociology, law, ethics, economics, race/class/gender, literature, and film. She has served as a staff editor for the AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL since 1995 and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. In 1999, she received Temple's Great Teacher award. A believer in experiential learning, Professor Halbert teaches an…    

Law, Ethics and Business: An Introductionp. 1
A Duty to Rescue?p. 2
Law, Ethics, Promisesp. 13
Making an Ethical Decisionp. 19
Chapter Problemsp. 28
Chapter Projectp. 31
The Duty of Loyalty: Whistleblowingp. 33
Voicing Dissentp. 34
The Question of Loyaltyp. 51
Public Employees and Freedom of Speechp. 57
Communications Within the Corporationp. 61
Chapter Problemsp. 64
Chapter Projectp. 70
Privacy & Technology: Electronic Monitoringp. 73
Workplace Surveillancep. 73
The Value of Privacyp. 80
Industry Response to Privacy Issuesp. 84
Lifestyle Controlp. 85
Testingp. 89
Soroka v. Dayton Hudson Corp. (California, 1991)p. 89
Consumer Privacyp. 94
Privacy in Medical Informationp. 102
Chapter Problemsp. 111
Chapter Projectp. 114
Valuing Diversity: Affirmative Action & Sexual Harassmentp. 117
Affirmative Actionp. 117
Sexual Harassmentp. 134
Families and Workp. 145
Reasonable Accommodation of Disabled Workersp. 152
Chapter Problemsp. 156
Chapter Projectp. 159
Government Regulation: Workplace Safetyp. 161
Workers' Compensationp. 162
Risk in the Workplacep. 168
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)p. 175
Corporate Criminal Liabilityp. 181
Safety Concerns in the Global Economyp. 182
Chapter Problemsp. 194
Chapter Projectp. 196
Justice and a Sustainable Economy: Environmental Protectionp. 199
Environmental Equityp. 199
Environmental Protection: The Legal Contextp. 208
Biodiversity vs. Property Rightsp. 214
Environmental Philosophyp. 220
Common Law Approachp. 227
Private Property, Environmental Regulation, and the Constitutionp. 230
Global Issuesp. 236
International Environmental Law: Boundaries, Landmarks, and Realities, Lakshman Guruswamyp. 237
Chapter Problemsp. 241
Chapter Projectp. 243
Marketing and Information: Advertisingp. 247
Commercial Speechp. 248
Advertising and Economicsp. 253
Federal Regulationp. 258
Market Manipulationp. 265
Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertisingp. 270
Global Issues: Marketing on the Internetp. 276
Marketing in Kidspacep. 276
The Branding of Culturep. 280
Chapter Problemsp. 285
Chapter Projectp. 289
Risk Allocation: Products Liabilityp. 291
Unsafe Productsp. 292
The Debate Over Tort Reformp. 303
The Uniform Commercial Codep. 307
Government Regulation of Product Safetyp. 316
Consumer Demand for Dangerous Productsp. 318
Manufacturer Liability for Consumer Usesp. 320
Enterprise Liabilityp. 323
Global Perspectivep. 327
Communication, Marketing, and Product Safetyp. 329
Chapter Problemsp. 332
Chapter Projectp. 334
Ownership and Creativity: Intellectual Propertyp. 337
Copyright Lawp. 337
Beyond Copyright Law: Patent Law, Trade Secret, and Misappropriationp. 359
Global Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)p. 365
Chapter Problemsp. 372
Chapter Projectp. 376
Stakeholder Ethics Role-playp. 379
Mock Trial Materialsp. 380
An Introduction to Legal Researchp. 383
Evaluating Information from the Internetp. 391
Glossaryp. 393
Indexp. 405
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