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Test Yourself

Try these hypothetical situations, utilizing one of the models or your organization's code of conduct.

  • Assume you work for a large chemical company. You should up for work one morning to find the vice president for finance is being investigated for embezzling funds from the organization. What counsel do you offer?

  • Assume your work for an energy company that has recently experienced layoffs. Your employees are worried about the security of their jobs. Company officials instruct you to prepare an employee announcement that states the company anticipates no more layoffs this year. You have reason to believe this statement is false. What do you do?

  • Assume you work for a large nonprofit organization whose mission is helping find a cure for pediatric diabetes. In preparing the annual report, you notice that a significant amount of funds raised in the name of scientific research were used for office renovations. What do you do?
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