Last night in class we were having a discussion about how to handle an ethical dilemma in the workplace. I raised my hand said that I had read an article that said there are few times when we would have to go outside of our (law) firm to report breaches in conduct. I had found a website that provided opinions on various ethical workplace dilemmas similar to the novice employee in the scenario we were discussing. I offered that perhaps, if faced with a similar situation, writing a letter might be something we could do if our ethical rules were not clear on how to handle the situation.
The professor didn’t seem thrilled about my suggestion. He did not seem to like the website source I had chosen. Then, later in class (a class of nine) he went around the room (actually went down the list) and asked everyone for their specific opinion on an ethics video we had just watched - except me.
I think I really offended him.
Do I apologize for offering my opinion of what might help in that situation?