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whistleblower

((h)wis′ĕl-blō″ĕr)
One who reports illegal, improper, unethical, or unprofessional behavior to authorities. The person divulging the information is usually an employee of the institution where the alleged activities occurred. Protection afforded to whistleblowers varies, depending on the nature of the misconduct that is alleged and the jurisdiction of the place where the event occurred.
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A careful study of the textbook at Page 6, Paragraph 3 would convince any reader that when the Federal Government announced and advertised the whistle-blower policy, it made an offer to the whole world in contemplation of a unilateral contract.
1,2) Given their role in precipitating the launch of several major public inquiries, whistle-blowers are increasingly described as positively contributing to service improvement through bringing to light the problems of healthcare quality and safety that too often remain hidden from public exposure.
CREDIBILITY If you are a Garda whistle-blower, the very first thing they try to do is to undermine your credibility.
However if the whistle-blower's direct evidence is critical to the disciplinary hearing then the organisation needs to consider what undertaking to provide anonymity it can give, if any, to a whistle-blower in such circumstances.
He stressed that establishing a whistle-blowing system entails a strong commitment from the company board and its executives to ensure confidentiality of information relayed by the whistle-blowers, thus protecting their anonymity.
Normally, an employee must raise their concern internally to be protected as a whistle-blower - this gives an employer the opportunity to identify if there is any substance to the complaint and, if so, try and reduce any related risk by taking remedial action, which may avoid or limit any bad publicity.
A key recommendation is that whistle-blowers have access to legal and counselling services.
74% of whistle-blowers say that nothing is done about the wrongdoing in question
Since the program's launch in August 2011, the SEC has only awarded four whistle-blowers with money for assisting with investigations, with (http://www.
It recently implemented provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and authorized large bounty payments to whistle-blowers for securities laws violations.
Some people characterize whistle-blowers as selfless martyrs for public interest and organizational accountability; others view them as snitches, who are thinking only in achieving personal glory and fame.
Termed "whistle-blowers," the employees must first make claims of "alleged whistle-blower retaliation," FDA's counsel said in a filing with the United States District Court of the District of Columbia.