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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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After alerting the agency to the violations, the whistleblower provided extensive and ongoing cooperation during the course of the investigation, including the review of documents and the provision of sworn testimony, and continued to provide additional new information that advanced the investigation.
An officer duly authorized by the Commission may make an assessment of the Whistleblower Information within a period of sixty days from receipt of the complaint.
He said the MACC must also guarantee that whistleblowers are not treated as criminals instead.
The clause related to 'protection to the whistleblower', 'the commission shall ensure that no whistleblower is victimised by disadvantageous measures or otherwise merely on the ground that such whistleblower had made a whistleblower information or rendered assistance in assessment under this act,'.
According to Tabib, "the number of women among whistleblowers is lower than that of men, as women are more exposed to harassment than men".
It will provide protection to whistleblowers, control whether the law is being observed, provide expert opinions and advice on the application of the law, as well as provide a reward to those reporting on unlawful activities, TASR wrote.The head of the new authority will be elected by parliament from among two candidates selected by an expert commission.
Prerequisites are the establishment of a legal framework for the protection and recognition of whistleblowers in Cyprus, raising awareness regarding social perceptions, as well as the creation of a relevant Whistleblowing Agency which will provide, among other things, legal and other support to witnesses coming forward in the public interest.
In the meantime, whistleblowers risk denial of meritorious claims on substantiality grounds, and the whistleblower program suffers.
'It is not that whistleblowers are not protected but the problem with Kenyans is that they are greedy.
Protecting whistleblowers from such retaliation enables corruption to be exposed, while also enhancing openness and accountability in government and corporate workplaces.
(24) But the Service ultimately granted the award as a result of the Tax Court's holding that failure to submit a timely award claim does not preclude whistleblowers from receiving an award.