Whistle-blowers, people who bring to light illegal or unethical practices in organizations, often act with the highest integrity but face retaliation for doing so. Using the concepts in this unit, examine what your reaction might be if someone approached you and asked you to help them bring a bad practice to the public’s attention. Knowing that retaliation is too often the result, analyze how this might affect your willingness to come forward if you saw illegal or unethical practices in the government office where you worked. Discuss possible strategies to mitigate the adverse consequences of becoming a whistle-blower.
Reference: Thiroux and Krasemann, read Chapter 4, ” Virtue Ethics,” pages 61–76.