Snitching at Work

Is telling on people at work tattling or whistleblowing? Should we snitch on wrongdoers or mind our own stinkin’ business? Getting Ethics to Work’s resident ethicist Andy Cullison and producer Kate Berry examine the ethics of snitching at work. On this episode and every episode, we dig into complicated stories from the workplace and discuss the underlying moral problems these cases bring up.

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Shownotes

Our conversation is based on a case called “A Good Team Player” by Michael G. Bowen

This case and others like it can be found here: public.tepper.cmu.edu/ethics/aa/arthurandersen.htm

Whistleblowing

The Right to Confront Witnesses

Hearsay: information received from other people that one cannot adequately substantiate; rumor. In a legal context, hearsay is the report of another person’s words by a witness, which is usually disallowed as evidence in a court of law.

Related Articles:
What’s the Difference Between Being a Good Citizen and Being a Snitch?” by Tracy Moore

Should I Worry about Tattling at Work?” by Alison Greene

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