Whistleblowing has become much more mainstream and accepted over the past decade. New laws that protect employees from retaliation help them step forward to report wrongdoing. There are some recent trends that shine a light on legislation and government initiatives to encourage whistleblowers to speak up.
Lack of communication! It's a phrase that's often heard in the workplace. Office-dwellers have said it, even more of us have heard it. But how does this phrase translate into the success of a whistleblower hotline or ethics reporting program?
Whistleblowers play a very important and needed role in society and the industries they are blowing the whistle against. But sometimes, the very act of blowing the whistle may bring retaliation or other negative effects to the whistleblower.