JEFFREY WIGAND Now a school teacher ( was a Vice President ).
KAREN SILKWOOD IS DEAD. Under mysterious circumstances.
ERIN BROKOVICH Was not a whistleblower, but an activist Now widely sought after as a speaker on corporate environmental issues.
MORDECAI VANUNU Still in prison
PHIL VARDY went through a difficult period, with a marriage break-up, and immense career difficulties. Still bears the scars, but has recovered. Has almost completed his retraining as a lawyer.
MARGARET LOVE spent two years in and out of work. Has now successfully started up her own English Language Coaching College. The Head of ETS is now General Manager of the Australian Council for Educational Research.
PHILIP ARANTZ was immediately dismissed. (Compensated 14 years later but never reinstated) ).
Are whistleblowers more ethical than the rest of us? Why then do think they are usually treated badly?
Do you think a whistleblower would face difficulties in any organisation you know? If yes, what could prevent unpleasant treatment?
Some organisations require the company or agency to have an internal whistleblower system. Would it work generally? In organisations you know?
Are there organisations where the problem is the senior staff? Some people argue that autocratic, uncommunicative or uncommitted senior staff are often the reason behind inadequate provision of many public services, often a whistleblowing cause. Others, both believe it is a wider problem, apparent in many private and public organisations..
Was Modecai Vanunu a whistleblower?
Should a private sector bill be introduced? What transgressions should it cover?