Working With ICT - Legal and Moral Issues 1

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  • Created on: 20-02-18 14:28
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  • Legal and Moral Issues
    • (Dis) Information
      • Estate Agent
        • Legal
          • Properties Act
        • Moral
          • A property developer not telling his client that the property has subsidence problems or a violent history.
      • Hospital Treating Patient
        • Legal
          • Data Protection Act
        • Moral
          • Response times may be part of the code of practice.
      • HW and SW Sales
        • Legal
          • Trade Descriptions Act
        • Moral
          • Prohibit salespersons from selling HW and SW soon to become obsolete.
          • Ensure salespersons do not pressurise unwilling customers to accept loyalty cards, instore credit accounts or brands.
    • Employment Patterns
      • Legal
        • Legal obligation to protect employees from illnesses - use of correct equipment & working practices.
          • RSI - Caused by prolonged working at computer
            • Take regular breaks
            • Ergonomic keyboards, wrist support, correct chair position
          • Eye Strain
            • Non-flickering screens
            • Correct lighting in room
            • Screen filters - remove glare
          • Back Problems
            • Adjustable chairs
            • Tilting screens
            • Regular breaks & walk around the room
      • Moral
        • Use of computers to monitor progress
          • Employees feel threatened
        • Work more productively - stay at home
          • Mother with children, disabled person, carers.
            • Part-time workers may not have same rights as full-time.
          • Progress hampered by distractions
          • Security issues
        • Video conferencing - real-time collaborative working.
        • Loss of jobs & deskilling
          • Call centres relocated abroad where labour is cheaper.

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