The Link between Law, Democracy, Government Policy, and Employee Behavior

The Law and Behavior

The term law consists of specifications to a particular grouping of persons to act in a certain manner or else face disciplinary action by the public officials. On the other hand employee behavior includes all the acts of employees. The study of employee behavior is thus restricted to the limits prescribed by law. Therefore if law specifies to employees how the employees can be eligible for an office, then there relevant behaviors will be the acts of the employees with interest to the vacant office.

Under some condition, a perfect relationship between employee behavior and the law may prevail as follows: the laws of a company may require that for an individual to be promoted he or she must exhaust all the laws promotion, here the relevant behavior of an employee in a bid to be promoted to a higher level will be to fulfill all the available laws of promotion and must obtain all the relevant qualification that will ensure that he succeeds through. Democracy is a form of government where power is usually vested to the people. There are different varieties of democracy some of which give more freedoms to the people than others. However, if proper care is not taken especially at the time of legislation to prevent uneven distribution of power then the system of democracy is able to be faced by a lot of setbacks (Peter, 1991, 34).

The “majority rule” is often used to describe the features of democracy, although lack of a responsible government can lead to abuse of power especially abuse of the rights of minority. A government policy can be defined as a deliberate plan of actions to aid in decisions and to ensure that the most desired outcome is achieved. Government uses the system of democracy to run its business (Peddle, 1992, p.52). Democracy is not an ideal system it has both its pros and cons. Some of its failures are that it does not offer guarantee for social justice, those in power are sometimes corrupt and it is slow in functioning thereby rendering it less effective when dealing with emergencies. Although it inhibits some of these defects its still the best form of government (Michael, 2000, p.43).

If democracy is to succeed employees have to be alert and stand against any injustices on them. Democracy offers the employees this height and opportunity. But the most important is that the employees need to perform there tasks to the best of there ability. Democracy has been proven to be the most effective form of government. Unlike other forms like dictatorship and monarchy which deprive individual freedom, freedom of expression or speech. The most valuable attribute of democracy is that everyone irrespective of cast, sex or creed is fairly and equally treated (Sunstein, 2001, p.54).

The link between law and the system of criminal justice including private sector is very significant. Law provides the means by which the private sector is run and any deviation to the law leads to punishment as dictated by the criminal justice system. The behaviors of the employees are controlled by the available law, which stipulates how the employees are required to act in accordance with the law. The employee’s behavior is limited by the contents of the law and there conduct is hence regulated by the system of criminal justice. A democratic government offers some employees some powers which they can effectively use to enhance there rights. They are able to effectively exercise various rights and oppose any government that violates them.


Michael P. (2000). Does Government Need to Be Involved in Primary and Secondary Education: Evaluation Policy Options Using Markets Role Assessment. New York: Garland; pp. 43

Peddle T. Mitchell (1992) Public Authorities and Public Policy: The Business of Government. Mahwah, NJ: Praeger Publisher; pp.52

Peter B. Calvin (1991). Understanding Behavior: What Primate Studies Tell Us about Human Behavior. Oxford: Oxford University Press; pp.34

Sunstein R. Cass (2001). Designing Democracy: What Constitutions Do. Oxford: Oxford University Press; pp.54