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Would you blow the whistle on unethical business practices?

If you were in a situation where your employer was acting unethically, would you blow the whistle? What are some of the elements to consider in making this decision? Which factors would need to ensure before you would report what you know? Which factors might prevent you from acting?

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If you were in a situation where your employer was acting unethically, would you blow the whistle?

All of us would like to think that we would act ethically in this situation but would we really do so in real life? Consider the following ideas.

What are some of the elements to consider in making this decision?

I would want to consider the economic fallout. Would I lose my job? Could I get a job at another company when I have a reputation as a whistle-blower? Would other people (those close to me) also lose their jobs due to my ...

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This is a discussion about ethics in business. Specifically the question of whistle-blowing on unethical business practices by an employer are addressed. Under what conditions would an individual choose to blow the whistle? What issues might keep an employee quiet even though they knew unethical behavior was present? Over 400 words of original text.

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