The link below shows us what the results of corporate and government conflicts of interest, cronyism, and unethical and unlawful workplace behaviors yield:
If YOU worked at BP, would you:
Speak up about the poor decisions that led to this disaster?
Stay silent out of fear?
Care that you worked for a company (BP) that doesn’t seem to care about OSHA regulations and standards?
Be fearful of retaliation for speaking up?
Feel safe and be safe at work?
I would love to hear from former and current BP employees on these questions and on the kind of corporate culture that leads to this kind of catastrophic leadership failure(TM – by Dick Thompson, Phd – see more about him on my Emotional Intelligence blog).
Now imagine if you spoke up at work about unlawful and/or unethical behavior and you were retaliated against (which IS unlawful) resulting in the loss of your job. Those who have experienced this will attest that it’s the same as having the BP Oil Disaster visit your life in every way; your livelihood, health insurance, mortgage, the health and well-being of your family, and future are all suddenly in jeopardy.
Take action and write to your legislators demanding an end to unlawful retaliation in all American workplaces. “But it’s already unlawful!”, some say. Yes it is. And it still happens every day to millions of Americans. That’s millions of invisible BP-like disasters in hardworking, ethical Americans’ personal lives each day.