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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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He said that the whistle blower law would also be a check to discourage commission and would ensure that whatever was indicated in the PC-I of any developmental scheme would have to be on ground.
She mentioned that after the mauling incident of actor Vhong Navarro, other important issues exposed by whistle blowers were ignored.
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.
'I expect that whistle blowers will play a similar role under the new regime with potentially devastating consequences.'
In the long term, that may or may not discourage other whistle blowers and weaken the FCA.
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)
Then we apply our analysis to the alleged ethical cleansing provided by the whistle blower, exploring that often courageous and praiseworthy exemplar's limited effectiveness as a stimulus for improved business ethics.
A whistle blower is, after all, accusing a work colleague of being a criminal - not an easy matter for a company to deal with sensitively as the onus is likely to be on the whistle blower to prove the allegations.
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.
To encourage employees to take the initiative in reporting violations, the senior management and officials of SGRF emphasised the protection of whistle blowers from any harm or retaliation which they may be exposed to.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that the essence of the whistle blower law is to eliminate corruption and corrupt practices in the public affairs and the governance related issues strengthening the check and balance mechanism in all spheres of public dealings including the judicial utilization of hard earned public resources.