Book Title: Critical Employment, Ethical, and Legal Scenarios in Human Resource Development

Author: Claretha Hughes

Book Description: This book provides mini-cases for HRD and other disciplines to use for engaging students in incident discussions. Exploring ways to solve problems and make decisions about situations that occur at work.

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Book Description

This book is intended to be used as a supplement to courses across various fields of study but has direct correlations with human resource development and workforce development. Instructors in any field of study where students examine the work environment and the treatment of employees will find useful scenarios that can be used to facilitate discussions. The topics in this book and supplemental readings can enrich the conversations around enhancing workplace environments and better worker engagement. Without supportive workers, organizations cannot achieve all goals to the extent desired. Workers may exert the effort required to keep their jobs, but they may not exceed performance requirements because they are experiencing scenarios similar to those in this book and their needs are not being met appropriately.

Leaders and workplace trainers may find this supplement useful when introducing subjects that are perceived to be controversial in the workplace. They can allow employees to discuss these scenarios and provide possible solutions to similar scenarios that are encountered at work. Providing a safe environment to discuss intentional and unintentional situations that arise may improve the work climate and lead to unimaginable solutions. Strengthening communication between workers and leaders can improve team performance and ultimately, organizational success.


Claretha Hughes


Educational: Work experience / Careers


Critical Employment, Ethical, and Legal Scenarios in Human Resource Development
Claretha Hughes
Primary Subject
Educational: Work experience / Careers
Additional Subject(s)
Business and Management
University of Arkansas Libraries
Publication Date
November 30, 2020
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