A whistleblower is someone who exposes dangerous or illegal activity in a public or private organization. Whistleblowing brings to light all sorts of workplace incidents such as health and safety risks, potential environmental problems, fraud, deficiencies in the care of vulnerable people, and cover-ups. The demand for greater corporate accountability and for employees to have a voice has increased the focus on whistleblowing.
Learning objectives –
Describe what is meant by “whistleblowing”
Identify the kind of situations that could require whistleblowing
Describe some of the challenges faced by whistleblowers
Recognize the important role whistleblowers play in exposing corruption and misconduct