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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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The whistle blowers act would also have some safeguards for the protection of whistle blowers against any victimization and disadvantages position.
For the implementation of Whistle Blower Protection legislation may be supported by awarenessraising, communication, training and periodic evaluation of the effectiveness of the framework of protection.
Now the Financial Services Authority wants us all to become potential whistle blowers, with such a developed sense of awareness of our responsibility to society that if we see wrongdoing at work we report it.
Second, we formulate and test a set of hypotheses using archival data from a recent survey of federal employees, some of whom are whistle blowers.
When asked for information about why a whistle blower spoke up, Glazer & Glazer reported that whistle-blowers made statements such as these:
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.
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.
Mr Sutton, who lives inWrexham, won his claim he was constructively dismissed as a whistle blower after he said he was blocked from doing his job to investigate certain matters within the authority, and that he was refused access to documents.
Of those organizations that have a whistle blower policy in place, almost one-third of the complaints are submitted to a member of the organization's board of directors, while another third get reported to executive management.
Qamar Chaudhry said the Whistle Blower Act would ensure that public interest disclosures were properly assessed, investigated and acted upon.
Kushwaha has joined Bharatiya Janata Party as a whistle blower.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman National Accountability Bureau Qamar Zaman Chaudhry on Wednesday directed the Awareness and Prevention (A&P) Division of the NAB to prepare in coordination with other stakeholders a draft Whistle Blower Bill which will give protection to the Whistle Blower.