Using the information from Phase 1, students will thoroughly research the topic and define the ethical concerns in detail.
The ethical dilemma faced with someone choosing to blow the whistle on a particular wrong doing is challenging to say the least. This dilemma causes a battle from within between deciding to do what we believe is morally and ethically right, and self-preservation. In order to have strength to do what is right a support system must be established either by the workplace or in the home. Many times both are needed in order for an individual to speak out and bring to light wrong doings.
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In addressing this issue I will first define the term whistleblower (DOL, n.d.). Secondly, a discussion of protections needed in the workplace for those informing management or authorities of misappropriations or illegal activities within the workplace with emphasis place on whistleblowing (DOL, n.d.). A discussion of governmental protections will also be explored (DOL, n.d.).
The application of both the deontological (Alexander & Moore, 2015) (Aristotle, 1987), and teleological (Teleological ethics, 2016) theories will be applied to the act of whistleblowing and reference the most current relevant case involving whistleblowing, Edward Snowden (BBC, 2014). Additionally, determine a resolution to the act of whistleblowing within both theories, while including the impacts on ethical relativism and globalization (Rawls, n.d.) (Bentham, 1974).
In conclusion, I will choose the best resolution to the issue and explain why I chose the particular resolution as the best solution.
Alexander, L., & Moore, M. (2015). Deontological ethics (2015 ed.). Retrieved from http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2015/entries/ethics-deontological/
Aristotle. (1987), The Nicomachean Ethics, Welldon, J. trans. Prometheus Books (Buffalo, NY: 1987).
Bentham, J.(1974), Introduction to the principles of morals and legislation in warnock, M ed. Utilitarianism, On Liberty, Essay on Bentham: together with selected writings of Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, Meridian/New American Library (New York, NY: 1974).
BBC. (2014, January 17). Edward Snowden: Leaks that exposed US spy programme. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-23123964
DOL. (n.d.). Whistleblower protection program | worker protections. Retrieved from http://www.whistleblowers.gov/wb_filing_time_limits.html
Rawls, J.(n.d.). A Theory of Justice, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA:1971).
Teleological ethics. (2016). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/topic/teleological-e
• Using two of the traditional theories from week 2, suggest potential resolutions to the dilemma(s)
• In the discussion of the resolution, include the impact that ethical relativism and globalization may have upon the suggested dilemma resolution.
• Select the best resolution and explain in detail why.
Introductory paragraph and a summary paragraph;
Use headings to demarcate your discussion;
Write in the third person;
Use APA formatting for in-text citations and a reference page.