Workplace Ethics: True And False Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A team member cannot be personally be named in a civil lawsuit. Only organizations can be sued.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In civil lawsuits, both individuals and organizations can be named as defendants. It is not true that only organizations can be sued. Individuals can also be held legally responsible for their actions and can be personally named in a civil lawsuit. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 2. 

    Using a business copier or printer for personal use is considered theft and violates nearly every organization's ethical guidelines.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Using a business copier or printer for personal use is considered theft and violates ethical guidelines because these devices are meant for official use and are provided by organizations for their employees to carry out their work responsibilities. Utilizing them for personal purposes would be an unauthorized and inappropriate use of company resources, which can result in financial loss and misuse of company property. It is important to respect the boundaries set by organizations and adhere to ethical guidelines to maintain trust and integrity within the workplace.

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  • 3. 

    Taking a product for personal use is ok if you need to test the product to sell it more successfully.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Taking a product for personal use without permission or purchase is not acceptable, regardless of the intention to test it for better selling strategies. It is important to respect the rights of the product owner and follow ethical practices in business.

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  • 4. 

    Using videos, pictures, or music that you found on the internet for business use is legal and ethical because the copyright holder did not protect their work.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Using videos, pictures, or music found on the internet for business use without proper authorization or licensing is not legal or ethical. Copyright laws protect the rights of creators and their work, regardless of whether they have explicitly stated it or not. It is important to respect these rights and obtain the necessary permissions or licenses to use copyrighted material in a business context.

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  • 5. 

    Reporting more hours than you actually worked, falsifying pay records, or reporting inflated business expenses for reimbursement is a serious ethical violation that could result in serious disciplinary action.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Falsifying work hours, pay records, or business expenses is considered unethical because it involves dishonesty and deceit. This behavior not only goes against ethical principles but also violates the trust of the employer. Such actions can lead to serious consequences, including disciplinary action. Therefore, the statement that reporting more hours than you actually worked, falsifying pay records, or reporting inflated business expenses is a serious ethical violation is true.

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  • 6. 

    It is ethical and legal to divulge confidential company information that is not available to the public to your spouse or immediate family, but never to friends or neighbors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Divulging confidential company information to anyone outside the company, including spouses or immediate family, is generally considered unethical and may also be illegal. Confidential information should only be shared with individuals who have a legitimate need to know within the company. Sharing such information with friends or neighbors, who have no legitimate reason to access it, would also be unethical and potentially illegal.

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  • 7. 

    Gossiping or spreading rumors about co-workers whether they are true or not is considered unethical behavior.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Spreading gossip or rumors about co-workers, regardless of their truthfulness, is considered unethical behavior because it can harm the reputation and relationships of individuals involved. Such behavior can create a toxic work environment, erode trust among colleagues, and negatively impact productivity and morale. It is important to maintain professionalism and respect in the workplace by refraining from engaging in gossip or spreading rumors.

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  • 8. 

    The best rule of thumb for working with customer, patient, or employee data is to assume that the information is confidential.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The best rule of thumb for working with customer, patient, or employee data is to assume that the information is confidential. This means that regardless of the specific circumstances, it is always safer to treat such data as confidential and handle it with the utmost care. This approach helps to protect the privacy and trust of individuals whose data is being handled, and ensures compliance with relevant privacy laws and regulations.

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  • 9. 

    It is acceptable to destroy sensitive company documents and emails that could be harmful in the case of audits, reviews, and litigation because the information is the property of the company.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Destroying sensitive company documents and emails that could be harmful in the case of audits, reviews, and litigation is not acceptable. This is because such information is considered evidence and can be crucial in legal proceedings. It is important to preserve and protect these documents to ensure transparency and compliance with legal requirements.

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  • 10. 

    Giving bribes or gifts to public officials for favorable rulings on inspections, licenses, permits, or other government-controlled decisions is a serious legal and ethical violation. However, it is perfectly legal to bribe public officials from foreign countries.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Giving bribes or gifts to public officials, whether they are from the same country or foreign countries, is a serious legal and ethical violation. It is not legal to bribe public officials from foreign countries. Bribing public officials is universally condemned as it undermines the principles of fairness, transparency, and accountability in governance.

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  • 11. 

    If you witness an ethics violation that breaks the law or is particularly serious in nature, it should be reported immediately to management, human resources, or your legal department.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If you witness an ethics violation that breaks the law or is particularly serious in nature, it is important to report it immediately to management, human resources, or your legal department. This is because such violations can have serious consequences and may require immediate action to prevent further harm. Reporting the violation ensures that appropriate measures can be taken to address the issue and uphold ethical standards within the organization.

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  • 12. 

    Agreeing with your competitors to charge the same price for a product or service is perfectly legal and ethical.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Price fixing, which involves competitors agreeing to charge the same price for a product or service, is illegal and unethical. It violates laws that promote fair competition and can harm consumers by eliminating price competition. Price fixing is considered a form of collusion and is prohibited in many countries, including the United States, under antitrust laws. Such agreements restrict competition, reduce consumer choice, and can lead to higher prices. Therefore, agreeing with competitors to charge the same price is not legal or ethical.

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  • 13. 

    Treating a co-worker poorly because you perceive them as different may not be nice, but it is not unethical.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Treating a co-worker poorly based on their differences is not only "not nice" but also unethical. It goes against the principles of fairness, respect, and equality in the workplace. Discriminating or mistreating someone based on their differences, such as their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, is a violation of their rights and can create a hostile work environment. It is important to promote inclusivity, diversity, and respect for all individuals in the workplace.

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  • 14. 

    Using work time for social networking, personal phone calls, or shopping is form of theft because you are stealing time and therefore wages from the organization.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Using work time for personal activities such as social networking, personal phone calls, or shopping is considered a form of theft because it involves stealing time that should be dedicated to work tasks. By engaging in these activities during work hours, employees are essentially taking away valuable time and productivity from the organization, which can result in loss of wages for the company. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 15. 

    Lying to or misleading customers about the attributes of your organization's products or services or the ability to deliver those services is only unethical if it results in monetary loss or injury to the customer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Lying to or misleading customers about the attributes of your organization's products or services or the ability to deliver those services is unethical regardless of whether it results in monetary loss or injury to the customer.

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