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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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Whistle-blowing is identified as 'the disclosure by organization members of illegal, immoral or illegitimate practices under the control of their employers, to persons or organizations that may be able to effect action' (Near and Miceli, 1985; Near at al.
Whistle-blowing can cause a conflict of interest between the personal, organizational and societal spheres.
Venkataraman, Director Corporate Governance & Risk Management, Al Habtoor Group talked about pioneering the whistle-blowing practice in the UAE, and Michael Naroz who is a Counsel for Habib Al Mulla, highlighted the Practical and Legal issues concerning whistle-blowing procedures.
Discussing whistle-blowing and the motivations of whistle-blowers can produce heated controversy.
In the Adams' case, whistle-blowing was viewed as an external action to an unresponsive organization and may be indicative of an ethical failure at the organizational level (Fletcher, Sorrell, & Silva, 1998).
Ever since Ryan Vick wandered from the football field over to the pool to find out what all the whistle-blowing was about, he and Daniel Smith have been one of the area's most dominant forces in water polo.
whistle-blowing protection for staff, residents and volunteers who report abuse or neglect;
The estimable Thomas Fleming denounced Felt's "malfeasance" and his whistle-blowing as "a despicable example of disloyalty.
In philosophical terms, whistle-blowing is a morally ambiguous activity.
She lost her Chicago financial job for whistle-blowing and is coming home to Sweetheart.
A whistle-blowing process incorporating a telephone hotline can be a defense against management override of internal controls.