It is always easier for us to recognise unethical behaviour in others than it is to detect it in ourselves. Similarly it is easier to recognise when someone else is compromised. Recognising when our judgement is impaired and that we are no longer independent, as a result of being influenced by others or because of fear of losing our income, is far more difficult than recognising it in someone else.
The Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdowns around the globe has put a spotlight on the need for empathy. Many have been able to display great empathy, while others have been struggling. I suspect that those organisations that have typically been bottom line driven, would have found it a lot more difficult to deal with the levels of empathy required in dealing with employees who suddenly had to go into a mini diaspora, while dealing with the inevitable bereavement that accompanied the virus as it wreaked havoc.