Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 125–128

Whistleblowing and employee loyalty

  • Robert A. Larmer

DOI: 10.1007/BF00872319

Cite this article as:
Larmer, R.A. J Bus Ethics (1992) 11: 125. doi:10.1007/BF00872319


Discussions of whistleblowing and employee loyalty usually assume either that the concept of loyalty is irrelevant to the issue or, more commonly, that whistleblowing involves a moral choice in which the loyalty that an employee owes an employer comes to be pitted against the employee's responsibility to serve public interest. I argue that both these views are mistaken and propose a third view which sees whistleblowing as entirely compatible with employee loyalty.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Larmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of PhilosophyUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada