This Tutorial contains 2 Papers
Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to discuss the elements of the different types of employment relationships and to analyze the ethics behind potentially discriminatory employment policies.
Scenario: An employee is hired by Dream Massage to be a massage therapist. She is hired as an independent contractor and, therefore, receives no tax withholding or employment benefits. Dream Massage requires the employee to work a set schedule, provides her clients and all her massage products, and exercises complete control over how she does her work. In addition, when the employee shows up to work the first day, she is informed by her employer she cannot wear her hijab as it violates the company's dress policy.
Create a 700- to 1,050-word report in which you examine the employment issues presented in the scenario, including the following:
- Analyze whether the employee qualifies as an employee or independent contractor.
- Discuss whether Dream Massage has potentially violated any employment discrimination laws.
- Analyze the ethical considerations behind maintaining a rigid company dress policy.
Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed references.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
BUSINESS RESEARCH ETHICS 2 Business Research Ethics As in other aspects of business, all parties in research should exhibit ethical behavior. Ethics are norms or standards of behavior that guide moral choices about our behavior and our relationships with others. The goal of ethics in research is to ensure that no one is harmed or suffers adverse consequences from research activities. (Cooper, Donald R., and Pamela S. Schindler, 2008, p. Ch. 02, p.34) Informed consent of the participant : as told in the book informed consent means, “Securing informed consent from participants is a matter of fully disclosing the procedures of the proposed survey or other research design before requesting permission to proceed with the study” (Cooper, Donald R., and Pamela S. Schindler, 2008, p. Ch. 02, p.37). Consent is important because by giving consent the participant knows what he is indulging into. By taking consent the interviewer is freed from any legal liability at a later date in case the participant claim that he never consented for the research process or the interview. Also any participant will never give consent without understanding the research or interview first, hence it also helps in increasing the understanding the of the participant so that he can participate in the research process better and more intellectual way. 1.