Who Whistleblower Is
- Whistleblower is a person who exposes one's wrongdoing, secretive information or activity that is deemed illegal or unethical.
- Whistleblowers may expose corruption, fraud, threat to public interest and/or national security, as well as violation of regulations. Whistleblowers usually have a choice to expose their information internally or externally.
- Whistleblowers commonly take the risk of facing retaliation from the alleged wrongdoers. In the United States, some laws have been enacted to protect whistleblowers from potential retaliation that may otherwise include termination of employment, demotion, suspension, threats or harassment, and discrimination.
- The OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Program is the main application that is responsible for protecting the rights of employees, who may fear job loss or other reprisals if they speak up. Workers who feel they have suffered retribution for reporting company violations should file a complaint with their local OSHA office within 30 days of the incident.
- The Whistleblower Protection Act is the federal labor law that was initially enacted in 1989 and enhanced in 2012 that specifically protects those people who work for the United States Federal Government and report on illegal or improper activities conducted by this government or its parts.
- Would you be able to argue that whistleblowers are important? --Yes/No/Let's move on for now