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Legal and/or Ethical Concerns with Training Program

Coca Cola Major companies are required to follow the guidelines of standard ethics just like any other smaller company or organization. Coca-Cola is a major company that employees thousands of people around the world. Though they are such a large company, they still have to be careful when they are selecting employees. Some of the legal issues when selecting candidates to serve or to employee would arise from discrimination. In 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed that stated it was illegal to discriminate based on group status. In non-technical language, the organization cannot turn down a candidate based on their age, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc (Spector,
2008). If a person is not selected based on these qualities there are grounds for lawsuits and other legal proceedings. The only exception is that you have to be of the legal age of 18 to be able to work for a company or even serve in the military. There are also some ethical issues, which can occur during this process. Ethical issues run alongside the legal issues and though lawsuits may not always arise from them; your selection still has to be fair. The individual in charge of training employees’ needs to have no biases, when bias comes into play that is when ethics start to be questioned . As long as the training process is fair, unbiased, and policies are followed there should be no questioning of the ethical aspect
Military
Each year the Department of Defense recruits thousands of people and yet retains personnel for the National Guard, reserves, active duty, and other personnel. A policy was introduced after 9/11. The stop loss policy is to reduce the recruitment of personnel, some service members are required to remain in the military beyond their contract separation date. The…...

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