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Whistleblowing and employee loyalty


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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Robert A. Larmer, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Brunswick. His responsibilities include courses in philosophy of religion and ethics. He is the author of various articles in philosophy of religion and ofWater Into Wine: An Investigation of the Concept of Miracle.

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Larmer, R.A. Whistleblowing and employee loyalty. J Bus Ethics 11, 125–128 (1992).

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  • Economic Growth
  • Public Interest
  • Moral Choice
  • Employee Loyalty