The contention that “anything that is legal is ethical” is insufficient. Undoubtedly, a relationship exists between law and ethics. In a few occasions, what is seen as unethical is additionally illegal. Sometimes, what is seen as unethical is still legal, and in others, what is illegal is seen as ethical. A conduct may be seen as ethical to one individual or gathering yet may not be regarded as ethical by another. Furthermore, laws may have been enacted, viably expressing the legislature’s position, and probably the opinion of the majority, on the conduct (Nelson, 2006).
Despite the fact that law regularly epitomizes ethical standards, law and ethics are a long way from being co-extensive. The law does not deny numerous acts that would be broadly censured as unethical. Furthermore, the opposite is valid too. The law likewise disallows laws that a few gatherings would see as ethical. For instance lying or betraying the trust of a friend or partner is not illegal, yet a large number of people would think of it as unethical. The Law is more than mostly arranging ethical standards. Definitive guidelines for choosing what we should do are ethical, not legal, ones. As shown by the various examples, people are not legally committed to doing what they should do (Halbert & Ingulli, 1990).
Surely, approaches and systems will never be created to satisfy everybody, but the foundation of Codes of Ethics will always give a structure to ethical conduct, and permit clients to assess the kind of organization with whom they are working together. With this learning, representatives and customers must choose whether or not they are eager and ready to adjust to these Codes, and also to the laws that have been established. Managers cannot just cut-off their choices to follow the law. They should likewise consider the ethics of their workers and clients.