Freedom of speech – Racial and sexual discrimination
Freedom of Speech – Racial and Sexual Discrimination
Through the legal provisions of freedom of speech, it is important to freely talk about the issues affecting the organization despite the retribution threats from the superiors (Kersch, 2003). The friend should go ahead to call attention to instances of racial and sexual discrimination observed during his five years as an employee with the firm. In fact, he does not need to sign the message as “Anonymous” because issue of discrimination and gender imbalance cannot be addressed by the superiors if none of the employees present them as a pinching issue within the firm. The Anonymous expression of opinions by the friend (hiding his identity) will make the matter less serious to the seniors and might not be tackled immediately. The friend should embrace the constitutional freedom to express an opinion without fear of reprisal as an important right in democratic society. His suggestion to go anonymous might be misconstrued as fraud, harassment to the authority, and extortion. He has a very important observation within the firm, thus he should not shy away from sharing the matter with the authorities.
While subjecting the case to “The Golden Rule” ethical principle, which demands equal treatment of every party within the organization, the coworker should fight for the rights of the voiceless within the organization. Discrimination based on gender and racial factors should be thwarted at all cost. It is vital to put the issue forward so as to save the entire workforce from further racial and sexual discriminations (Cohn, 2009). The superiors will also be in a position to scrutinize or investigate the matter and take the most appropriate actions. He should thus share the matter boldly in the suggestion box without going anonymous.
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