A whistleblower is an employee, former employee, or member of an organization, especially a business or government agency, who reports misconduct to people or entities that have the power and presumed willingness to take corrective action. Generally the misconduct is a violation of law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health/safety violations, and corruption.
Disclosure of illegal, immoral, or illegitimate practices that are under employer control by either former or current organization members to persons or organizations that be able to effect action”
• raising concerns about misconduct within an organization or within an independent structure associated with it• bringing an activity to a sharp conclusion as if by the blast of a whistle‘.• giving information (usually to the authorities) about illegal and underhand practices.‘
Whistle blowing leads to good results. Severe damage to the environment has been stopped by the actions. The actions of whistleblowers are potentially beneficial to society.
A whistle blowing policy encourages staff to speak out if they have legitimate concerns about wrongdoings, as distinct from individual grievances, and establishes an accessible procedure for doing so. The policy may form part of a wider code of conduct.
The employer attaches importance to identifying and to remedy malpractice. Employees should inform their line manager immediately if they become aware. Employee should feel able to raise the issue with a more senior manager. Employees will not be penalized for informing management about any of the specified actions.
Have a responsibility to ensure that concerns raised are taken seriously. Should where appropriate, investigate properly and make an objective assessment of the concern should keep the employee advised of progress. have a responsibility to ensure that the action necessary to resolve a concern is taken.
Manipulation of company data/records. Any other unethical, biased, favored, imprudent event. Criminal offence. Wastage/misappropriation of company funds/assets. Breach of employee Code of Conduct or Rules.
Wipro introduce `Whistle Blower Policy’ . it has established procedures for receiving, retaining and treating complaints received, and procedures for the confidential and anonymous submission by employees of complaints regarding possible violations of the code of conduct and ethics,” employees are encouraged to report questionable accounting matters.
whistle-blowing is a moral obligation and the deeper interests of the professional, morality. whistle-blowing is the right decision depends on its outcome.