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  1. whistleblowingnoun

    the disclosure to the public or to authorities, usually by an employee, of wrongdoing in a company or government department

Wikipedia

  1. whistleblowing

    A whistleblower (also written as whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person, often an employee, who reveals information about activity within a private or public organization that is deemed illegal, immoral, illicit, unsafe or fraudulent. Whistleblowers can use a variety of internal or external channels to communicate information or allegations. Over 83% of whistleblowers report internally to a supervisor, human resources, compliance, or a neutral third party within the company, hoping that the company will address and correct the issues. A whistleblower can also bring allegations to light by communicating with external entities, such as the media, government, or law enforcement. Whistleblowing can occur in either the private sector or the public sector. Retaliation is a real risk for whistleblowers, who often pay a heavy price for blowing the whistle. The most common form of retaliation is abrupt termination of employment. However, several other actions may also be considered retaliatory, including extreme increases in workloads, having hours cut drastically, preventing task completion, or bullying. Laws in many countries attempt to protect whistleblowers and to regulate the whistleblowing activities. These laws tend to adopt different approaches to public and private sector whistleblowing. Whistleblowers do not always achieve their aims. For their claims to be credible and successful, they must have compelling evidence to support their claims that the government or regulating body can use or investigate to "prove" such claims and hold corrupt companies and/or government agencies to account.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Whistleblowing

    The reporting of observed or suspected PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT or incompetence to appropriate authorities or to the public.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whistleblowing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whistleblowing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of whistleblowing in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Grassley:

    The law protects The Whistleblower, i'm an advocate for whistleblowing and passed all these whistleblower protection laws, so I can only say we have to go by what the law says.

  2. Michael Ruck:

    Whistleblowing can be an emotive issue but if firms have an appropriate regime in place it can enable the firm to identify issues and remedy them before they become a significant regulatory or legal failing.

  3. Juliette Gust:

    There is tremendous negative pressure on police officers with regard to whistleblowing on fellow officers. Whistleblowers risk the threat of harsh penalties such as retaliation, ostracization, and harassment, an officer may be the only witness to a partners alleged misconduct, making the identification of the whistleblower obvious to all. Furthermore, the power of collective bargaining agreements between a city and its officers union has also been under scrutiny in recent days for prohibiting anonymous reporting.

  4. High Court judge Timothy Kerr:

    The EY organisation was supposed to have a written whistleblowing policy, though I have no evidence that it had one, it is generally known to professional persons such as accountants that to become a whistleblower often involves a major risk of financial loss through subsequent 'unemployability'.

  5. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner:

    The lack of accountability in these cases stands in stark contrast to disciplinary actions taken against VA whistleblowers, the VA has attempted to fire or suspend whistleblowers for minor indiscretions and, often, for activity directly related to the employee's whistleblowing. While OSC has worked with VA headquarters to rescind the disciplinary actions in these cases, the severity of the initial punishments chills other employees from stepping forward to report concerns.

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