To Praise or not to Praise! It is brought to your attention as manager that someone in your department took a sick day to attend the funeral of an uncle. The bereavement policy in your county agency does not provide paid leave covering this relationship. A coworker discovers that the person is being paid for an unauthorized personal leave day and comes to you as the supervisor. Discussion Questions: 1.What action should you take?
2. Should you discourage this kind of “reporting”?
3. Is this a case of “whistle-blowing”?
4. Should you praise the behavior?
5. Is this a genuine ethical dilemma? Or is it a management issue? Both?