There are five basic rights that all people possess are; right of free consent, right of privacy, right of freedom of conscience, right of freedom of speech, and right to due process. There are situations where a company has the right of their employee affected. The right of privacy is one of the rights that takes a little more effort to protect. Since record keeping on computes is becoming the normal for many companies, keeping the records confidential is a challenge. If a people have access to these files could other files also be accessible. HRMs must keep all of their personnel records on a separate network.
By having a separate network this helps to limit the number of people who have access to these records. Protecting employees rights is an important goal for the HRM (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gehart, Wright, 2004). Diversity of the employees and the ethics of treating the employees fair go together. Both diversity and ethics are about doing what is good and right for everyone involved. This is not a carefree responsibility but one that requires a HRM to put aside their personal bias, feelings and beliefs in order to insure all the employees needs are met.
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