The Institutionalisation of Whistleblowing at Work as an Ethical Challenge (in Polish)

Anna Lewicka-Strzałecka

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Anna Lewicka-Strzałecka, Professor of Humanities, PhD
Polish Academy of Sciences
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology
ul. Nowy Świat 72
Pl-00-330 Warszawa
e-mail: alewicka@ifispan.waw.pl

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to analyse the ethical side of whistleblowing and to identify the main dilemmas generated by its practice. In the first part, the social dimension of whistleblowing has been outlined, and the defining features of reporting misconduct internally have been identified through contrasting them with those of external whistleblowing. This is followed by an attempt at an ethical evaluation of whistleblowing. The second part of this paper has been devoted to the analysis of two important questions raised by the consideration of whistleblowing as a managerial instrument. Should whistleblowing be rewarded financially? Is whistleblowing not only an employee’s right, but also duty?

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DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.13153/diam.41.2014.652

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