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Whistleblower

An employee or other person who publicly exposes the wrongdoings of a private company. For example, if a company is illegally dumping chemicals in a protected environment, a whistleblower may tell the proper authorities or, failing that, the media. Certain laws may protect whistleblowers from being fired or other negative consequences within the company.
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As well as helping to serve the public interest, whistleblowing channels are in the best interests of organisations too, as whistleblowers can alert senior management to potential or actual misconduct and prevent further damage and future wrongdoing.
Whistleblower advocates argue that the pool should also include fines and forfeitures, making the potential payouts to whistleblowers much bigger.
The SEC was also active in fiscal year 2016 in protecting the rights of whistleblowers against retaliation.
The main takeaway from the conference is that we also need more discussions between whistleblowers and journalists.
The report states there are "commonalities among many of the tips or complaints" that were submitted by these successful whistleblowers.
Consequently, firms must be concerned about competitive whistleblowers i.
The courts are split regarding protection of internal whistleblowers because of a perceived inconsistency between two provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.
The point I think they could emphasize is that organizations have it within their power to have no whistleblowers.
The post Our View: Law to protect whistleblowers is just half the battle appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Whistleblowers who are not seeking an award may still provide information anonymously.
In my estimation, the highest paid real estate appraiser last year was a gentleman in California who received $56 million for his role as a whistleblower.
To clarify these conflicting provisions, the SEC promulgated regulations in 2011 that clarified the scope of whistleblower programs to potential whistleblowers.