Professional practice

CASE: You are the administrative assistant, Mr Patterson the president of the company has no official security personnel. Mr Patterson told you recently he has just separated from his wife, who is not involved in the firm’s activities. One day when Mr Patterson is out of town and unreachable and you are at lunch his wife enters her husband’s office shuts the door and begins rummaging through his personal file drawer. Your return from lunch and find her what do you do? What is the ethical issue in your case? What are the implications for this? How do personal or corporate values play into these decisions? What is ultimately your decisions or counsel regarding the situation?

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