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whistleblower

a person, usually an employee, who reveals information, which he is contractually obliged to keep secret, because of an overriding public interest. The principle was recently introduced into the UK by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, which has, for example, resulted in an accountant who was dismissed for exposing financial irregularities of his manager to the company headquarters in the USA being awarded not that much short of £300,000.
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It will also strengthen the check and balance mechanism in all spheres of public dealings including the judicial utilization of hard earned public resources, he said this while presiding over a meeting of the select committee on proposed whistle blower act at the Provincial Assembly Secretariat here.
11) This might suggest that the negative response to whistle blowers can, in some cases, stem from them contravening the established collegial norms of the profession, not necessarily because of the potential to expose professional wrong-doing.
She mentioned that after the mauling incident of actor Vhong Navarro, other important issues exposed by whistle blowers were ignored.
She had become a whistle blower to try to stop an ``illegal war``.
Seeing whistle blowers on the cover of a national magazine is odd, though.
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.
For example, if the whistle blowers expose some wrongdoing in the government or mismanagement, they are given a certain percentage as a reward.
In the long term, that may or may not discourage other whistle blowers and weaken the FCA.
The major obstacle to establishing a conceptual linkage between whistle blowing and PSM is the negative stereotype some people hold about whistle blowers.
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.
Ashcraft & Gerel has represented federal whistle blowers (Qui Tam) in cases that have led to the recovery of many millions of dollars from federal contractors who were overcharging, cheating, defrauding or otherwise obtaining federal funds by wrongful conduct.
To be sure, the protections for teachers do have some positive aspects, notably protection for whistle blowers.