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Whistleblowers should be rewarded, not penalised

A Professor of employment law has called for a change in work culture, where whistleblowers are rewarded, not penalised, for revealing wrongdoing within organisations.

 

“Employees need to understand that reporting wrongdoing in their company will not result in the loss of their job and intimidation from colleagues,” said David Lewis, Professor of Employment Law at Middlesex University. “If companies are prepared to protect, compensate or even reward whistleblowers, then other employees are more likely to confidentially report wrongdoing through the proper systems, ultimately avoiding embarrassing and financially damaging public disclosures for their company, made via the media or internet.”

Professor Lewis's research found that many organisations do not adequately promote their whistleblowing procedures. According to his study, 69 of the FTSE Top 100 companies had no information available about whistleblowing on their website.

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