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Real Estate Agents Dating Clients: Is It Ethical?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

People tend to meet others through their place of business. While a lot of people don’t want to mix business with pleasure, sometimes it happens. In some cases, especially for licensed professionals, it is illegal and unethical to date clients or patients. In some industries, though, there aren’t any rules prohibiting this behavior. This… Read More »

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Ethics In The Pharmacy Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Lately there has been concern about ethics among pharmacists. In the past few years, many pharmacists have been caught engaging in unethical and even criminal activities during the course of their employment. For example, some pharmacists take drugs for their own personal use. There have even been cases of pharmacists intentionally spoiling COVID-19 vaccines… Read More »

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NAR Bans Hate Speech Under Large-Scale Prohibition

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Ethics is a huge part of most jobs. When money is involved in a transaction, people need to be on their best behavior. That’s why many industries have laws and regulations regarding how to act appropriately with customers. The real estate industry has especially cracked down on hate speech in recent years. After a… Read More »

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Veterinarian’s License Suspended for Animal Cruelty

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Some professions, such as veterinarians, require licenses. Getting a license can be a huge feat, but hanging onto it can be even harder for some people. Some people engage in crimes and unethical situations that can cause them to lose their license and put their career on the line. A veterinarian in Connecticut recently… Read More »

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Pharmacist’s License Suspended for Ruining COVID Vaccine

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many Americans are clamoring for the COVID-19 vaccine. People of all ages and in all states are hoping to be one of the first to get their vaccine so they can protect their health and not get the deadly virus. However, there has been a shortage of the vaccine and the fact that a… Read More »

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Psychologist Loses License Over Sexual Misconduct

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Being a psychologist is a tough job. Your job is to listen to your patients and understand their thoughts and feelings. Many clients have mental and emotional disorders and a psychologist’s job is to help diagnose and manage them. This means that psychologists really get to know their clients. They connect with their clients… Read More »

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Realtor Loses Job Over Racist Rant

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Unfortunately, racism is still alive in the United States. Individuals and corporations still discriminate against people of different colors and religions. Many are not punished for their actions, but some are. In fact, some licensed professionals even lose their jobs and licenses over racist speech. A recent example of this is a Realtor from… Read More »

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Ethical Issues to Consider During COVID-19 Pandemic

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of issues in 2020. It has caused job loss, business closures, education issues and, of course, deaths. But what not many people are talking about are the ethical issues involved. Medical ethics focuses on four key components: autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice. Autonomy refers to the patient’s… Read More »

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Fighting Sexual Harassment in the Architecture Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Sexual harassment is unfortunately a common practice in the professional world. Women in distinguished careers are often harassed by men, especially in male-driven industries such as architecture. The #MeToo movement encouraged women to speak up about the mistreatment they have faced. In 2017, this led movie stars to speak out against famous movie producer… Read More »

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Therapist Arrested for Raping Teen Patient

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Teens and young children are vulnerable. They want to be accepted and loved. Because of this, many will do things that are unethical or unacceptable to get approval from an entrusted adult. Unfortunately, adults in positions of trust – such as therapists, doctors, teachers, coaches and police officers – will sometimes take advantage of… Read More »