Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
Should the employees of a large private business be free to speak out on any subject without fear of dismissal or other sanctions even when... Show moreShould the employees of a large private business be free to speak out on any subject without fear of dismissal or other sanctions even when they level harsh criticisms at their employers? In this paper I will argue that they should for reasons that closely parallel one of the fundamental bases for the principle of freedom of expression pertaining to the relation between individuals of the state. An important consequence of this view is that corporate employees should be free to speak without fear of sanction even when they make false allegations that lead to a decline in either productivity or profits. Paper presented at the Conference on Business Ethics, Western Michigan University, November 1-2, 1979. Show less
(-) mods_name_creator_namePart_mt:"Ladenson, Robert F."