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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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The court found that written notice in disclosure whistle-blowing instances serves a valid purpose.
With respect to how much whistle-blowing will be needed to turn things around, I hope not much.
Inevitably spurious or misguided whistle-blowing will still occur.
There is undisputedly more work to be done on whistle-blowing.
Interpol has issued a "red notice" to assist in the arrest of Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, who is wanted in Sweden on suspicion of sexual crimes.
The whistle-blowing website has already released 92,000 classified documents, and the site's publisher said he plans to release about 15,000 more.
The NMC has agreed to improve its advice on whistle-blowing, after a meeting with Unite, RCN, RCM and Public Concern at Work to discuss how anxieties over upsetting management and career prospects could discourage nurses from reporting cases of misconduct.
A whistle-blowing consultant at scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire National Health Service Foundation Trust claimed he felt "intimidated" after raising concerns about medical practices that may have led to hundreds of deaths.
A COMPANY which provides a whistle-blowing service for bullied or disgruntled employees of many of the UK's major businesses has been bought by a London investment giant.
It's pure retaliation based on my whistle-blowing complaints,'' Hughes said.
Employers who do not have a whistle-blower protection policy should implement one and educate their supervisors about lawfully dealing with whistle-blowing employees.