Exercise Resources (Hughes Obligatory)
Links to case readings.
Potential Background Readings
Specific exercise materials.
The De George Criteria
Richard De George(1990) sets forth five conditions to evaluate whistleblowing. The first three conditions establish when whistleblowing is morally permissible. The addition of the last two conditions make whistleblowing morally obligatory.
Questions for Group Discussion
Listed here are a set of responsibilities that Goodearl has based on her relations to others. It is better to have a class generate a list like this than to simply give this list out. You might use questions like "To whom is she responsible?" and "What is her obligation to that person?" as prompt questions. This list is not at all exhaustive, but is long enough that it can provide some balance to the De George criteria when evaluating questions 3 and 4.
To Employer (work diligently, follow rules, loyalty, protect employer's interests)
To Colleagues (respect, loyalty, support)
To Public (protect safety)
To Subordinates (respect, loyalty, protection, support)
To her Family (support, loyalty)