Unintended Consequences of Supreme Court Whistleblowing Decision

Here's Why Dodd-Frank Worker Retaliation Protections Have Been Turned on its Head Thinking about blowing the whistle on wrongdoing at your organization? Well, you need to read on because the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on February 21, 2018 in the case Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers changes the rules... Read more →


Big Pharma’s Ethical Dilemma

By Caitlin Hoff and Steven Mintz A company in any developed country today is expected by society to uphold certain ethical practices to benefit its consumers. Many believe consumers should be the company’s greatest priority when developing and manufacturing a product. Without customers, companies and manufacturers would not be able... Read more →


Sustainability is no Longer a ‘to Do’ List

Accounting for People, Planet and Profit The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World's first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. There is no universally agreed definition of sustainability. The original definition of sustainable development is usually considered to be:... Read more →


Sexual Harassment at Uber

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Part I The recent parade of women who have alleged being sexually harassed or abused got me thinking about a case that involved Uber just a few months ago. Before there was Harvey Weinstein, there was Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, who, on February 19,... Read more →


Third Ethics Sage Blog Chosen as one of the BEST in its field! I am happy to report my new Higher Ed Ethics Watch blog has been chosen by Feedspot as one of the best 75 blogs on topics related to higher education. This comes after my Workplace Ethics Advice... Read more →


What Should You Do About Bullying in the Workplace?

Using Title IX in Bullying Cases When we hear the term “bullying” most people think of one student who harasses another and creates a threatening environment for the latter, sometimes leading to harming oneself or suicide by the bullied student. Workplace Bullying is an organization that provides advice for those... Read more →


The Yoga of Leadership

Becoming a Holistic Leader When we think about the qualities of an ideal leader, words like “decisive,” “charismatic,” “visionary”, and “resilient” may come to mind. So true, but Tarra Mitchell goes beyond the conventional terms and views leadership from a more holistic perspective. Here is her guest post on the... Read more →


The Morality of Whistle-blowing: Hollywood and the Government

Sexual Harassment and the Old Boys' Network I have always been intrigued by the philosophy of whistle-blowing. Today's blog explores the philosophical underpinnings of whistle-blowing as a moral act in the context of sexual harassment claims by women in Hollywood and staffers/contacts of government officials. Whistle-blowing is an act of... Read more →


What Should Be Done About Congressional Sexual Harassers?

A Case of Bad People Acting Badly Last week it was reported that taxpayers have paid more than $17 million over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment and other workplace abuses. There is no reason for these payments to come from taxpayer funds. Each person in... Read more →


Dealing with Difficult Situations At Work: When the Going Gets Tough, Get Smart

Workplace Ethics Advice on Dealing with Conflict From time to time I post a guest blog on my websites. Today's blog is by Karyn Schoenbart, CEO of The NPD Group and author of MOM.B.A. Despite our best efforts, “stuff” happens. As the CEO of a global company, I’ve faced my... Read more →