Whistle blower


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Whistle blower

A person who has knowledge of fraudulent activities inside a firm or government agency, who is protected from the employer's retribution by federal law.

Whistle Blower

An employee of a company who has knowledge of illegal activities and reports them to the authorities. Generally speaking, a whistle blower reports the activities out of a sense of conscience or out of a desire to avoid criminal charges himself/herself. Under federal law, whistle blowers may not be fired, but some companies find ways around this.
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She mentioned that after the mauling incident of actor Vhong Navarro, other important issues exposed by whistle blowers were ignored.
Seeing whistle blowers on the cover of a national magazine is odd, though.
By contrast, blue-collar whistle blowers who report dangerous or unhealthy working conditions and practices on the factory floor often just get a hard time, though their concerns are no less important.
She pointed out: 'It can be difficult to spot cartels from the outside and whistle blowers will play a crucial role.
'I expect that whistle blowers will play a similar role under the new regime with potentially devastating consequences.'
The Liberal government promised to create legislation to protect whistle blowers before the 1993 election.
In the long term, that may or may not discourage other whistle blowers and weaken the FCA.
Second, we formulate and test a set of hypotheses using archival data from a recent survey of federal employees, some of whom are whistle blowers. Finally, we discuss the implications of this research for public managers and scholars.
In particular, we study individuals who observe illegal or wasteful activity in their agencies and examine differences among those who report this activity (whistle blowers) and those who fail to report it (inactive observers).(3)
To make these amendments to the Act, the Government introduced the Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in the Lok Sabha on 11th May, 2015 which has been passed by the Lok Sabha on 13th May, 2015 and the said Bill is presently before the Rajya Sabha.
To be sure, the protections for teachers do have some positive aspects, notably protection for whistle blowers. Take the case of Marsha Niazmund, a counselor who was transferred from her school for reporting sexual advances her principal, James G.
The Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2014 has been notified on 12th May, 2014.