The House for Whistleblowers:
A U.S. Perspective
Kathleen Clark
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Amsterdam...
Whistleblowing
disclosure
of
alleged
wrongdoing or danger
to stop or otherwise address
it
Whistleblowing Law
1. Require disclosure
2. Prohibit retaliation
3. Compensate for retaliation
4. Require institutions to ...
Whistleblowing Law
1. Require disclosure
2. Prohibit retaliation
3. Compensate for retaliation
4. Require institutions to ...
Whistleblowing Law
1. Require disclosure
2. Prohibit retaliation
3. Compensate for retaliation
4. Require institutions to ...
Whistleblowing Law
1. Require disclosure
2. Prohibit retaliation
3. Compensate for retaliation
4. Require institutions to ...
Whistleblowing Law
1. Require disclosure
2. Prohibit retaliation
3. Compensate for retaliation
4. Facilitate disclosure
5....
Whistleblowing Law
1. Require disclosure
2. Prohibit retaliation
3. Compensate for retaliation
4. Facilitate disclosure
5....
Lessons
from the
U.S.
experience
comprehensive
rather than
piecemeal
U.K.’s
Public Interest Disclosure Act
(PIDA)
Is the
House for Whistleblowers
bill
comprehensive?
public & private
sectors
Art. 4, ¶ 2
Geen melding kan worden gedaan
door rechterlijke
ambtenaren, bedoeld in artikel
1, onderdeel b, onder 1° tot e...
Art. 4, ¶ 2
No mention can be done by judicial
officers referred to in Article
1, subsection b, below 1 ° to 4 °, of
the L...
employers
of
50+ employees
definition
of
“employee”
Suspected Wrongdoing
need
to protect
insiders who assist
whistleblower
if
the disclosure
is prohibited
by
other law?
“good faith”
anonymous
or
confidential
whistleblowing
conflict
of
roles
Whistleblower Protection
1. Require disclosure
2. Prohibit retaliation
3. Compensate for retaliation
4. Facilitate disclos...
an
ineffective
whistleblower protection law
is worse than
no whistleblower protection law
at all
Will the
House for Whistleblowers
offer
effective
protection?
Compensation for Retaliation
Largely Ineffective
Financial Incentives
Effective
Financial Incentives
False Claims Act
Dodd Frank – SEC Whistleblower Program
IRS Whistleblower Program
leadership
U.S.
Office
of
Special Counsel
Hanford Concerns Council
Whistleblowing Law
1. Require disclosure
2. Prohibit retaliation
3. Compensate for retaliation
4. Facilitate disclosure
5....
The House for Whistleblowers:
A U.S. Perspective
Kathleen Clark
kathleen_clark@mac.com
University of Amsterdam
June 28, 20...
A U.S. Perspective on the Dutch bill to create a "House for Whistleblowers"
A U.S. Perspective on the Dutch bill to create a "House for Whistleblowers"
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  1. 1. The House for Whistleblowers: A U.S. Perspective Kathleen Clark Washington University in St. Louis University of Amsterdam June 28, 2013
  2. 2. Whistleblowing disclosure of alleged wrongdoing or danger to stop or otherwise address it
  3. 3. Whistleblowing Law 1. Require disclosure 2. Prohibit retaliation 3. Compensate for retaliation 4. Require institutions to facilitate 5. Provide financial incentives
  4. 4. Whistleblowing Law 1. Require disclosure 2. Prohibit retaliation 3. Compensate for retaliation 4. Require institutions to facilitate 5. Provide financial incentives
  5. 5. Whistleblowing Law 1. Require disclosure 2. Prohibit retaliation 3. Compensate for retaliation 4. Require institutions to facilitate 5. Provide financial incentives
  6. 6. Whistleblowing Law 1. Require disclosure 2. Prohibit retaliation 3. Compensate for retaliation 4. Require institutions to facilitate 5. Provide financial incentives
  7. 7. Whistleblowing Law 1. Require disclosure 2. Prohibit retaliation 3. Compensate for retaliation 4. Facilitate disclosure 5. Provide financial incentives
  8. 8. Whistleblowing Law 1. Require disclosure 2. Prohibit retaliation 3. Compensate for retaliation 4. Facilitate disclosure 5. Provide financial incentives
  9. 9. Lessons from the U.S. experience
  10. 10. comprehensive rather than piecemeal
  11. 11. U.K.’s Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA)
  12. 12. Is the House for Whistleblowers bill comprehensive?
  13. 13. public & private sectors
  14. 14. Art. 4, ¶ 2 Geen melding kan worden gedaan door rechterlijke ambtenaren, bedoeld in artikel 1, onderdeel b, onder 1° tot en met 4°, van de Wet op de rechterlijke organisatie.
  15. 15. Art. 4, ¶ 2 No mention can be done by judicial officers referred to in Article 1, subsection b, below 1 ° to 4 °, of the Law on the Judiciary.
  16. 16. employers of 50+ employees
  17. 17. definition of “employee”
  18. 18. Suspected Wrongdoing
  19. 19. need to protect insiders who assist whistleblower
  20. 20. if the disclosure is prohibited by other law?
  21. 21. “good faith”
  22. 22. anonymous or confidential whistleblowing
  23. 23. conflict of roles
  24. 24. Whistleblower Protection 1. Require disclosure 2. Prohibit retaliation 3. Compensate for retaliation 4. Facilitate disclosure 5. Provide financial incentives
  25. 25. an ineffective whistleblower protection law is worse than no whistleblower protection law at all
  26. 26. Will the House for Whistleblowers offer effective protection?
  27. 27. Compensation for Retaliation Largely Ineffective Financial Incentives Effective
  28. 28. Financial Incentives False Claims Act Dodd Frank – SEC Whistleblower Program IRS Whistleblower Program
  29. 29. leadership
  30. 30. U.S. Office of Special Counsel
  31. 31. Hanford Concerns Council
  32. 32. Whistleblowing Law 1. Require disclosure 2. Prohibit retaliation 3. Compensate for retaliation 4. Facilitate disclosure 5. Provide financial incentives
  33. 33. The House for Whistleblowers: A U.S. Perspective Kathleen Clark kathleen_clark@mac.com University of Amsterdam June 28, 2013

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