Whistleblowers’ claims of wrongdoing being ignored

Rajeev Syal, 14th May 2013, The Guardian

Three out of four whistleblowers says claims are ignored, prompting charity to call for review of legislation

Three out of four whistleblowers who raise concerns of wrongdoing at work with their managers have their claims ignored, an analysis of cases has found.

Files of 1,000 workers who approached a whistleblowing helpline for advice also showed that 15% were eventually sacked from their jobs while many others were bullied, ostracised or victimised.

Cathy James, chief executive of the charity Public Concern at Work which runs the helpline, said that the findings show that the legislation meant to protect whistleblowing in Britain needs to be reviewed. Continue reading…


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