Thinking about blowing the whistle on wrongdoing at your organization? Well, you need to read on because the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on February 21, 2018 in the case Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers changes the rules of the game. Employees who choose to inform the Securit...

I have always been intrigued by the philosophy of whistleblowing. Today's blog explores the philosophical underpinnings of whistleblowing as a moral act in the context of sexual harassment claims by women in Hollywood and staffers/contacts of government officials.


Harvey Weinstein’s move to the dark side started with actress Ashley Judd back in 1997 during the filming of “Kiss the Girls.” How appropriate given that at least 40 women have now come out and told their truth about sexual harassment, sexual assault, and the abusive way woman...

It happens from time to time that your boss may ask you to do something that you know in your gut is wrong. You probably feel compelled to do it to avoid a negative reaction from your boss, one that might lead to retaliatory behaviors. You have that queasy feeling and that’s yo...

October 25, 2016

Closing our Eyes to the True Meaning of the Message

 “Shooting the messenger” is a metaphoric phrase used to describe the act of blaming the bearer of bad news.

Wells Fargo

During a recent Congressional investigation, we learned that six former Wells Fargo workers were retaliated...

October 11, 2016

Message From John Stumpf, CEO of Wells: Do What I Say, Not What I Do

Wells Fargo is the poster child of an unethical company. We now know its employees opened more than two million unauthorized bank and credit card accounts to meet sales projections. It cost customers almost $2....

August 9, 2016

An Ethical Evaluation of Actions by WikiLeaks and Snowden

The New York Times reports that while both Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks may both support the dissemination of government secrets, they seem to disagree on how best to do it.

On July 28, 2016, Snowden, the former government...

April 1, 2016

Ethics Sage Publishes 4th Edition of Accounting Ethics Textbook

Ethical Obligations and Decision Making in Accounting: Text and Cases was written to guide students through the minefields of ethical conflict in meeting their responsibilities under the accounting professions' code...

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