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Unethical

Describing inappropriate behavior, even if the behavior is legal. Unethical behavior may violate a code of conduct for a particular industry or sector. Professional organizations may censure or revoke the licenses of those professionals who are found to have committed unethical acts.

In investing, ethics helps inform the investment decisions of some individuals and companies. For example, an individual may have a moral objection to smoking, and therefore may refrain from investing in tobacco companies. Ethics may be both positive and negative in investing; that is, it may inform where an individual makes investments (e.g. in environmentally friendly companies) and where he/she does not (e.g. in arms manufacturers).
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We have many optimistic illusions about ourselves, and we tend to behave unethically in ambiguous contexts.
However, Cebula argues that just as drivers are less likely to speed when they've just seen a police car--a syndrome called "black-and-white fever"--business people are less likely to behave unethically when they know they'll pay a price for misconduct.
Clients are inclined to feel that because their input was not considered, any result--even a good one--was achieved improperly or unethically.
There remains a duty to fight and employ every lawful means to obstruct the pharmaceutical industries which act unscrupulously and unethically.
Access to care after such a trial is one crucial difference between trials in the western world and in some developing countries, and lobby groups accuse the researchers of acting unethically by not supplying treatment when studies finish or are withdrawn.
Like any other investment, caring about your employees will pay dividends, particularly when they are confronted with difficult decisions in which they can choose to benefit the company or perhaps unethically benefit themselves.
Salinas de Gortari has said he acted unethically by exploiting his political connections to raise a fortune.
This fact was uncovered by Wayne Besen, author of Anything But Straight, who found the ACA's letter to Cohen, a remarkably detailed rebuke of his practice citing violations of six provisions of its ethical code: "fostering dependent counseling relationships, not promoting the welfare of clients, engaging in actions that sought to meet his personal needs at the expense of clients, exploiting the trust and dependency of clients, unethically soliciting testimonials from clients, and promoting products to clients in a manner that is deceptive.
The findings raise the question whether prisoners, while needing to be shielded from being treated unethically as a population of convenience, theoretically have been overprotected from taking part in research that eventually could benefit them.
Many programs for HIV-positive women lack services to support safe conception, frequently consider women only or primarily in terms of reproduction, and can unethically deny HIV-positive women reproductive health services.
The source claimed that the auctioneers then unethically buys the property at its under-quoted price and sell it on for the proper market rate making - a financial killing in the process.
Needleman and Sass's contention that those studies were conducted unethically is not supported by the available data.