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or whis·tle-blow·er or whistle blower  (wĭs′əl-blō′ər, hwĭs′-)
One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority: "The Pentagon's most famous whistleblower is ... hoping to get another chance to search for government waste" (Washington Post).

whis′tle-blow′ing n.




a. the practice of informing on someone or putting a stop to something
b. (as modifier): a whistle-blowing policy.
2. (as modifier): a whistle-blowing policy.


n (fig)Verrat m
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The Governance Commission for Government-Owned or -Controlled Corporations (GCG) has launched a whistle-blowing portal as part of efforts to better address corruption in state-owned companies.
A whistle-blowing doctor has retired after saying her career in Scotland can't be saved.
Firms were assessed and ranked according to publicly available information about their policies and codes, leadership, the training of employees and their whistle-blowing policies.
He stressed that establishing a whistle-blowing system entails a strong commitment from the company board and its executives to ensure confidentiality of information relayed by the whistle-blowers, thus protecting their anonymity.
Whistle-blowing allegations are not confined to the NHS and in the last couple of years there has been an increase in the number of employment tribunal claims that contain whistle-blowing allegations from eight per cent to 11 per cent.
They warn: "Departments' own attempts at changing whistle-blowing policy and processes for the better have not been successful in modifying a bullying culture, or in combating unacceptable behaviour, such as harassment of whistle-blowers, within their organisations.
She also welcomed suggestions by civil society organisations for the consideration of practices from some western countries, where incentives were used to encourage whistle-blowing.
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A TEACHER who was spied on by her employer was critical of the school's poor safeguarding measures and undisclosed whistle-blowing policies at an employment tribunal.
Whistle-blowing indicates disclosing organizational wrongdoings resulting in harm to third parties.
They cover anatomy of an enrollment fraud, ethical predisposition of certified public accountants: a study of gender differences, enhanced enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: improving the ethics of US business practices abroad, promoting professionalism: lessons from the medical and legal professions, ethics prompts and their effects on the individual's evaluation of acceptable business practices: considerations for accountants, executive/chair duality in the Sarbanes-Oxley era: board independence versus unity of command, the impact of accounting students' professional skepticism on their ethical perception of earnings management, and classroom cheating: reasons not to whistle-blow and the probability of whistle-blowing.
It can be also said that the whistle-blowing phenomenon appears when an employee reports suspected wrongdoing at his workplace and so takes action by making a disclosure in the public interest.