Ethics vs laws ?

Dear student,

Difference between ethics and law are:

* Ethics refers to moral principles that govern person's behaviour. It tells us what is morally right and morally wrong. While, Law is a legal system comprising rules and regulations governing the affairs of a community,

* There is no punishment or penalty for violating ethics but there is penalty or punishment for violating laws.

* Ethics are governed by individual, professional norms, while laws are governed by the Government.

* Ethics are not binding in nature while laws have legal binding.



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Laws and ethics are found in virtually all spheres of society. They govern actions of individuals around the United States and the world on a daily basis. Laws and ethics often work hand-in-hand to ensure that citizens act in a certain manner, and likewise coordinate efforts to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. Although most ethics established at the national level do not set penalties for violations of civil codes, many individual institutions can choose to establish remedial actions for breaches of ethics rules. In some instances, schools, companies and other companies have rules that coordinate with a code of ethics, and these institutions may impose penalties for individuals who violate those rules. In some instances, laws are established based on ethics, principles or morals. In these instances, morals help to establish a minimal level of safety or expected behavior, which in turn facilitates the act of establishing governing laws.
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