Whistle Blowers: Saints or Sinners

Any help with these questions would be much appreciated. Case Study is attached.

Thank you.

1. Do you believe that whistle-blowing is good for organizations and its members, or is it, as David Stetler believes, often a means to extort financial gains from companies?

2. How might self-fulfilling prophecy affect a whistle-blower's search for incriminating evidence against a company?

3. When frivolous lawsuits occur, how might these cases affect future whistle-blowers who have a valid legal claim against their company? Would they be more or less likely to come forward? How might their claims be evaluated? What should companies and the government do to prevent frivolous lawsuits?

4. Do you believe that employees of a company have an ethical obligation to first attempt to report wrong-doing to members of the company itself, or should they go straight to the authorities when they suspect illegal activity? What are some advantages and disadvantages of both actions?


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