Collective ethics and the rights and responsibilities of whistleblowers
My thesis will argue that the best form of corporate governance is a democratic system in which employees can be heard whenever their beliefs come into opposition with those o f their employers. It will also argue that employees have a responsibility to report any ethical violations through the proper channels within their organizations. If they chose to report the alleged violations to an authority solely to collect a financial reward, it would be degrading to them and would not contribute to their Aristotelian excellence. Additionally, such a bounty-hunting response would harm their employers and the corporation’s stakeholders. Thus, it is in the best interest of both whistleblowers and corporations to encourage voluntary, internal reporting of violations.