How has moral relativism led to criminal activities by some employees in companies?

Sometimes, moral relativism can lead a person to immorality, and it vacates the difference between what is right and what is wrong. So in the organization, this form can result in criminal activities when employees become immoral.

The employee who are at the extremist of this concept usually put their opinion into a fact which is not right for the organization. It is also believed by these type of person that no external power or person can judge them so this is a dangerous side because if one believes that no one can judge him or her, then the doors are open for them to do anything (may be criminal activities). Moreover, the culture of the organization or where the organization is (country) also matters, one has to conform or to mold oneself according to it. If moral relativism is taken account than the right and wrong of every individual will be different. (Mastin, 2008) (Koukl, 2006)


It can be possible that for one person publically doing smoking is a right conduct but for another, it’s wrong because passive inhaling is dangerous. On the other hand, the company policy about the smoking can differ with the personal morals.

The person A can have believed that there should be a right and free flow of information, but it cannot coincide with the company’s policies. The company policy could be like that information should be kept secret and should not go out of the organization (so there is a chance of criminal activity).