特别是马克思主义的观点在工业关系中是重要的，以至于劳动力的流动往往包括马克思主义的重要分组，而且经常被马克思主义关于资本主义社会所广泛接受（Hyman and Brough，2005）。这导致了与劳动力运动因素有联系或同情的理论家们对于伦理学的分析感到不耐烦。
The establishment of ethical analysis and discussion in relations of industry is known to be beset by a number of opposing pressures. One is postmodernism, another is positivism, and the next is Marxism (Ayer 2003). No matter what their merits are, these views help in inhibiting ethical analysis. It is known to be having some worth for being commented upon. However, the approach of Marxism can end up taking a different form that cannot be considered susceptible with respect to this particular argument (Hardin 2007). There is a possibility for a Marxist to be suspecting ethical analysis in a society of capitalism over the grounds that this type of analysis results in intermingling ideology and ethics (Dabscheck 2007). There is a possibility for arguing that dominating standards on ethics all are known to be serving the interests related to ruling class and that, at its best, ethical analysis is known to be otiose as this analysis can help in the articulation of these standards that is better and detailed, without initiating change in the ideological fundamental character (Hirschman 2007). This view is known to be having a significant impact on the approach of positivism, and there can be combination of the two. Each is known to be implying that ethical attitudes and claims ought to be understood in a significant manner, with respect to their effects and causes, instead of with respect to their soundness and base.
Views of Marxism are particularly known to be important in relations of industry to the limit that movements of labour have often been including significant groupings of Marxism and often have broad acceptance from Marxism related to the society of capitalism (Hyman and Brough 2005). This has resulted in the point that theorists with ties or sympathy to the element of labour movement have been seen being impatient with the analysis of ethics.