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Consider the case below, “Whistleblowing at Provincial Power.” What is the moral problem inthis case, and, what should Rosalind Mbaho do about it? Should Mbaho be concerned withloyalty to her employer? Your task is to provide an overview of this case, identifying the internaland external stakeholders (from Mbaho’s perspective) and the obligations owed to them. Explainthe relevant moral, legal and financial considerations, and offer at least 2 distinct ways Mbahocould proceed. In presenting 2 or more alternative courses of action, your goal is to isolate anddefend the course of action you argue balances moral, legal and financial obligations and upholdsobligations to stakeholders. You must offer a set of actionable recommendations for resolving thecase, and end your paper by considering and responding to at least one objection to the course ofaction you recommend. The relevant readings for this case are Sissela Bok “Whistleblowing andProfessional Responsibility” or Ronald Duska “Whistleblowing and Employee Loyalty.” Yourpaper must include discussion of at least one of these articles.
Whistleblowing at Provincial PowerMichaela LucasInspired by the case “Whistleblowing at the Phone Company” by Joseph R. Desjardins and JohnJ. McCall.
Rosalind Mbaho, an employee of Provincial Power, recognizes that she has divided loyalties.The company has treated her well and, despite some minor disagreements, she gets along wellwith upper management and her own department. However, Provincial Power is a CrownCorporation, regulated by the Public Power Legacy and Heritage Contract Act. This act ensurespublic ownership of Provincial Power’s resources, which includes Provincial Power’stransmission and distribution systems, and all of Provincial Power’s existing generation andstorage assets. As such, Rosalind recognizes that her firm owes a loyalty to citizens that goesbeyond the simple responsibility that other firms owe to their consumers.Once a year, as part of a major fund-raising drive, Provincial Power encourages its employees todonate their personal time and money to a particular charity. The charity for each year is selectedby the Office of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. The charities chosen in the pasthave all been well-established and well-known. This year a relatively new and unknown charitywas selected, and Rosalind has a strong sense that she knows why.Rosalind is on friendly terms with Vagish Nagota in the Office of Corporate Communicationsand Public Affairs. One evening while Rosalind and Vagish were having a drink after work,Vagish told Rosalind that this year the charity selection did not come from his office – it camefrom higher up. The selected charity, Vagish told her, is run by the sister of a political partyleader running for Premier in the upcoming election. This political party leader is projected towin the election, and has not yet voiced her support for Provincial Power’s controversial newdam project.Provincial Power has proposed building a new dam that will generate hydro-electric power tomeet growing consumer demand. This dam project is very controversial because it will displacepeople from their farms, wildlife from their habitat, and flood 5345 hectares of land. The projectis strongly opposed by numerous First Nations groups and environmentalist organizations.Provincial Power has proposed building a new dam that will generate hydro-electric power tomeet growing consumer demand. This dam project is very controversial because it will displacepeople from their farms, wildlife from their habitat, and flood 5345 hectares of land. The projectis strongly opposed by numerous First Nations groups and environmentalist organizations.Rosalind has observed that, unlike in previous years, significant company resources are beingused to support the charity. Provincial Power is printing posters and sending mail at its ownexpense and is using employees on company time to promote a fundraiser for the charity. WhenRosalind brought the use of company time and resources to the attention of her manager, herconcerns were dismissed. She was accused of being uncharitable.Rosalind became increasingly concerned. It seemed to her that the selection of the charity wascorrupt and served to influence a political leader to support the controversial dam project. It alsoseemed to her that the use of company time and resources to fundraise for the charity was abetrayal of the public good. The public, and not private individuals acting as their agents, oughtto decide for themselves when to donate to charity.Rosalind wonders how to proceed. Her manager has dismissed her concerns about the misuse ofcompany time and resources, and she is worried that her accusation that the selection of charityserves to garner political favour will appear paranoid. Rosalind is a hard worker who likes herjob, and she doesn’t want to lose it.What should Rosalind do?