Whistle Blowing


Does one have an obligation to report wrongdoing by one’s employer, even when doing so will result in the loss of one’s job? Are whistle blower laws effective and necessary?

Present a main argument for the topic above in standard form with each premise and the conclusion on a separate line. Here is an example of what it means for an argument to be presented in standard form:
All men are mortal.
Socrates is a man.
Therefore, Socrates is mortal.

•Provide support for each premise of your argument. Explain the meaning of the premise, and provide supporting evidence for the premise. [One paragraph for each premise]
◦Pay special attention to those premises that could be seen as controversial. Evidence may include academic research sources, supporting arguments, or other ways of demonstrating the truth of the premise . This section should include at least one scholarly research source.
•Explain how your conclusion follows from your premises.


Many times, employees feel intimated by their employers to an extent of keeping quiet if someone acts wrong at their workplace. Indeed, not many people have the fortitude to report their colleagues’ wrongdoings by their employer. Whistle blowers, on the contrary, are those who gather courage to report such wrongdoings, even when they are aware of the effects it might have on their relationship with the employer (Curry, 2010). However, employees should be also aware of the safeguards that can protect them from employer’s retaliation for blowing the whistle. Therefore, although whistle blowing comes at a cost, everyone has the moral obligation to report any wrongdoing by their employers because everybody has to uphold integrity at their workplaces as part of the society, safeguard their own interests, and possesses the right to free speech.