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    April Chapter Meeting Ethics & Law in the Workplace

    Date: April 9, 2015, 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Lynchburg Regional SHRM
    127 Nationwide Drive
    Lynchburg, VA 24505
    Members $15; Guests $20; Students $10
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    Got Ethics?

    Most of us would readily respond that we have and uphold our ethical responsibilities, without doubt, on a regular basis.  However, upon closer examination we can see that the answers to ethical dilemmas aren’t always so black and white and that many things we consider acceptable daily practices may actually be pushing the ethical envelope.


    Susie Owen, LCSW, CEAP, behavioral consultant and training program manager for All Points EAP and People Works, will cover the following areas:

    • Understanding moral development
    • The power of rationalization
    • The normalization of deceit, incompetence and corruption
    • The role of boundaries & areas of uncertainty
    • Consequences of unethical behavior
    • Utilizing the LEAD model


    Dan Summerlin, attorney and principal at Woods Rogers PLC, will discuss various areas where your legal duty as an employer overlaps and/or conflicts with your ethical duties.

    The most frequent example of this intersection is with harassment issues within the workplace including race, religion and sex harassment.  Other areas include discipline and termination situations where your ethical and legal obligations may differ to some degree.   This section will cover your legal obligations in these areas in the context of your ethical obligations and provide tips on how to handle various scenarios.


    Recertification Credits have been applied for; complete information will be posted once available.