National Whistleblower Day

National Whistleblower Day

Today is National Whistleblower Day in the USA. This marks the day in 1778 when the Founding Fathers unanimously passed America’s first Whistleblower Protection Law, a piece of legislation so far ahead of its time. “Resolved, That it is the duty of all persons...
Should Whistleblowers be Paid?

Should Whistleblowers be Paid?

I was intrigued by an article in the Guardian that was titled “How do you make millions by doing good? Become a whistleblower” which went on to describe how US agencies are using financial incentives to encourage whistleblowers. It turns out that it can be...
Speaking Out and Workplace Courage

Speaking Out and Workplace Courage

Whistleblowing was big news in 2013 and it will probably continue to be so this year. However, the statistics tell us that employees blow the whistle in only a minority of cases, and most give up trying after two or three attempts. Organisations can’t even leave it to...