Is it immoral to write a "whistleblower" type Hub that discloses a past employer

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (5 posts)
  1. ReMarkaBlogs profile image57
    ReMarkaBlogsposted 7 years ago

    Is it immoral to write a "whistleblower" type Hub that discloses a past employers' inner secrets?

    This inside information, while not illegal, are industry wide methods used to overcharge buyers? Am I "ratting" out on my ex co-workers?
    In this current economy, honest  businessmen and womenare trying to make an honest buck- why not disclose helpful info to at least 'level the playing field'?

  2. katiem2 profile image58
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    If you have no confidentialiy agreement and it's helpful to others, leaving the company and employee names out I think it's a positive thing. 

    Plus, you have to do what feels right to you, what helps you to sleep better at night and let it go knowing you've done the right thing!

    Best Wishes and Much Success, Katie

  3. profile image0
    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    Inner secrets are different than treating employees badly.  For instance, outing a gay person or disclosing a secret affair could be considered libel and you might find yourself in a court of law defending your selfish and reckless behavior.

    Disclosing behavior such as not paying for overtime or sexual harassment is acceptable but may cost you your job.

    Overcharging customers is not against the law.  Some call it good business.  However, when companies get together to set prices they are breaking the law so you would be justified in disclosing that.  But you'd best have evidence or you could be sued for libel.

  4. Scott_Grigg profile image40
    Scott_Griggposted 7 years ago

    I'd have to know more. What do you mean by overcharging?  Depending on the circumstances I equate it to what Consumer's Reports does with car buying prices. They just provide the info so the consumer can make an informed decision.

    Now if you're talking trade secrets, etc. yes, that would be immoral.

  5. ReMarkaBlogs profile image57
    ReMarkaBlogsposted 7 years ago

    Katie, great answer. It feels right because right now small to medium size businessess are struggling to make it through this economic slump, and it feels right to pass on helpfull info that 'will' save on fees, often substantially. Their smiling sales rep isn't going to walk in and say " You know, my company can cut your fees in half, and still make a decent profit, so I'll request re-pricing your business to save you some money during these tough times." If the sales Rep did this across the board, his annual income may drop from $90,000 to $78,000, but may help a few businessess stay afloat.
    That sounds like a hefty pay cut for smiley Sales Rep, but, in all honesty, we were, in my opinion, highly  overpaid for the actual time and work involved, and there ought to be more balance in the deal.
    This is difficult to work out the proper course, but I appreciate the responses- most helpful.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)