Do soldiers have to follow unlawful orders?
Members of the armed forces are sworn to protect the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. They are also sworn to obey all LAWFUL orders and have an affirmative duty to DISOBEY all UNLAWFUL orders. The unelected president will not tell his troops or his commanders that he is issuing unlawful orders.
Insubordinate Behavior: Deal With it Before it Destroys Employee Morale. By Paul Falcone. An employee with an attitude problem is a manager's nightmare. When the attitude problem is evidenced through rolling eyeballs, sighs and antagonistic body language, it's even worse.
- insubordination. People in charge — like bosses and teachers — hate insubordination, which means that someone is defying their authority. When a student is disrespectful to a teacher or says something like "I won't do this homework!", that's an act of insubordination.
- Insubordination refers to the intentional refusal to obey an employer's lawful and reasonable orders. While insolence can amount to insubordination, the two terms aren't synonymous, but the two types of behaviour often occur together. In Foxco, the plaintiff employee was dismissed for one incident of misconduct.
- Insubordination is the act of willfully disobeying an order of one's superior. Refusing to perform an action that is unethical or illegal is not insubordination; neither is refusing to perform an action that is not within the scope of authority of the person issuing the order.
Updated: 6th September 2018