An article in the New York Times discusses the recent trend of whistleblowers helping expose companies who illegally pollute- and in some cases receiving large cash bounties for their efforts. These individuals - who are often engineers or other employees of the polluting companies - have helped the federal government successfully pursue a growing number of cases in Baltimore and other port cities across the country.
Whistleblowers often face some form of retribution from companies who they report on. With this in mind, do you think it is ethical for whistleblowers to receive a monetary reward for their actions?
To read the full article please see:
Emery, Theo. "With Tips from Whistleblowers, More Hands on Deck in Pollution Cases." New York Times, February 13, 2012.