The code of discipline and conduct communicates to the employees, the expected behavior and the professional responsibilities. The significance of code of conduct is that each employee should behave and perform in a way that preserves the company values and commitments. The code expects employees to conduct business with integrity and honesty. Moreover, it expects the employer to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Code of Ethics for Trade Unions

The Code of Ethics for Trade Union policy of a company is determined on the basis of following factors:

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Honesty and integrity:

The organization expects the employees to observe honesty and integrity and such conduct should be fair and transparent. The employees should show truthfulness in actions throughout their tenure in the organization.

  1. Disclosure of information:

    The employees should not disclose the company information to third parties and other outside organizations. However the employers should reveal the various policies of the organization to their employees and make them aware about the code of conduct and other policies.

  2. Harassment:

    The work environment should be free from all kinds of harassment, especially sexual harassment and verbal harassment. No physical harassment like hitting or pushing are acceptable on part of employees.

  3. Outside employment:

    Employees should not indulge in to any kind of concurrent employment without the prior knowledge of employer.

  4. Conflict of interest:

    An employee should not indulge into other professions or services or other interests which might conflict with the interest of the company. This means personal interests should not overshadow organizational interests.

  5. Confidentiality:

    Employees should protect company’s confidential information. The financial records and unpublished data should be kept within the organizations and should not be spread outside the organization.

  6. Equal opportunity employer:

    This factor expects the employer to be an equal opportunity, that is, no discrimination should be done on the basis of caste, color, race, gender, religion or physical disabilities.

  7. Misusing company resources:

    Employees should not misuse company resources, intellectual property, time and other facilities. They are provided to them for business purposes and thus, should be used in a cost effective way.

  8. Health and safety:

    An employer should provide a safe and healthy work environment to its employees. Proper cleanliness and lightening should be provided. A health and safety committee can be set up by the employer consisting of representatives of workers as well.

  9. Payment and gifts:

    The employees should neither accept nor offer any kind of illegal payments, donations, remuneration and gifts from outsiders.