Unethical behavior is becoming a serious problem in the workplace. It can effect all facets of work life. Unethical behavior can harm sales, stock prices and even a company’s public perception. A recent study suggests that upwards of 80% of consumers say that their purchasing choices are dependent on how ethical a particular company’s practices are. Ethical workplace culture is also important, because the stain of a potential criminal inquiry, civil suit or scandal is hard to remove. Moreover, the problem is growing at an alarming rate. Instances of unethical behavior in the workplace have grown by 50% percent in the last ten years. Here are 5 ways to prevent unethical behavior in the workplace.