The head of human resources at a multinational company in India was reviewing an anonymous whistleblower’s complaint. One of the vice president’s (VP) of the company had been accused of unfairly promoting a subordinate to assistant vice president (AVP). There were allegations that the subordinate had received preferment only because of his close relationship with the VP, and that there were other candidates who were more deserving of the position. Furthermore, it was also alleged that the AVP was lacking the knowledge and acumen required to successfully lead a team. The ethics committee of the organization had to decide what action, if any, should be taken against the VP and the AVP.