Originally Posted by sakky
Let's be blunt: firms are not exactly paragons of ethicality. What gives them the right to judge others regarding their ethics?
Whether they have the right to judge others regarding their ethics does not stop them from doing so. Many people have a double standard in that they take great offense to being lied to or deceived, but have less qualms about lying to or deceiving others. In an employer context, an employee or candidate who deceives an employer is disliked, even if deceptive behavior with respect to outsiders (customers, other firms, governments) is accepted or encouraged.