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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.
Mr Sutton, who lives in Wrexham, won his claim that he was constructively dismissed as a whistle blower after he said that he was blocked from doing his job to investigate certain matters within the authority and that he was refused access to documents.
It instructs the employer to give the whistle blower his job back, provide compensatory damages and fix the pipeline problem which led to the employee blowing the whistle in the first place.
When asked for information about why a whistle blower spoke up, Glazer & Glazer reported that whistle-blowers made statements such as these:
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.
It cannot guarantee the identity of the whistle blower will remain concealed during the investigation but at least that person could draw comfort from the fact that they have the FSA's support.
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. He will expose the corruption in the Mayawati government, as he was not alone responsible for the corruption.
"Gauri Lankesh's death anniversary is an occasion for us to introspect on how people who expose the truth, including journalists and whistle blowers, are increasingly under attack in India.
What is of fundamental importance is the principles that underpin a law that protects whistle blowers,' he said.