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BART and IEEE - engineers chose to resign and were all let...

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BART and IEEE In the BART case study three engineers working on behalf of BART noticed some deficiencies in some of the testing of the components, the testing schedule, and the documentation from Westinghouse. After several attempts from the three engineers to bring these issues up with BART management, they wrote an anonymous memo that took the issues public. After being asked if they were responsible for the anonymous memo they lied about their involvement and later took their concerns directly to the board of directors revealing themselves as the source of the leaks. These actions angered BART management. Once the source of the leaks was discovered BART management offered the three engineers the choice of resigning or firing. None of the
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Unformatted text preview: engineers chose to resign and were all let go. The engineers tried to sue BART but were forced to settle outside of court. The IEEE intervened on behalf of the engineers by asserting that each of the engineers had a professional duty to keep the safety of the public paramount and that their actions were therefore justified. They were required to notify the proper authority of any observed conditions which endanger public safety and health which in this case was the public itself. So the IEEE brought light to the fact that the three engineers were only fulfilling their duties according to a professional code of ethics....
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