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  3. 3. • What is whistle blowing? • How do you whistle blow? • When to whistle blow?
  4. 4. WHISTLEBLOWING “ Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter “
  5. 5. DEFINITION : Whistle blowing in its most general form involves calling(public)attention to wrong doing, typically in order to avert harm. Whistle blowing is an attempt by a member or former member of an organization to disclose wrong doing in or by the organization.
  6. 6. Purpose • To draw attention to unethical, inappropriate conduct which has or may have detrimental effects either for the institution or for those affected by its functions. • It extends to situations where an individual believes that an activity is harmful while others involved are not aware of it or reject the perception that is involved
  7. 7. Types • Internal • Personal • External
  8. 8. List of famous whistleblowers Cynthia Cooper • Sherron Watkins • Wiki leaks • David Graham
  9. 9. How to whistle blow? • Do it anonymously • Collect any hard evidence • Work through internal channels • Work through external channels
  10. 10. When to whistle blow? Consult with independent observer a) If matter is material and b) Misleading to company in a harmful manner Utilize formal appeals mechanisms-before consulting superiors a) If superior is involved, notify people in responsible positions including the board of directors
  11. 11. If internal appeals fail,whats next? a) Consult with independent outside observers whether harmful consequence can be prevented or stopped. b) Public awareness (if only way to stop the problem)
  12. 12. Laws protecting whistle-blower Federal laws claims act • • • • • • Began in 1863 Incentives for whistleblower Changes in 1986 Protection act Passed 1889 Protection against harm legal
  13. 13. Whistle-blowing policy 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.
  14. 14. When is Whistle-blowing ethical? When the employee identifies a serious threat of harm, he or she should report it and state his or her moral concern. The employee must have documented evidence that is convincing to a reasonable, impartial observer that his or her view of the situation is accurate, and evidence that the firm’s practice, product or policy seriously threatens and puts in danger the public or product user.
  15. 15. The employee must have valid reasons to believe that revealing the wrongdoing to the public will result in the changes necessary to remedy the situation.
  16. 16. When is Whistle-blowing unethical Whistle-blowing must be questioned if: • Motivation is the opportunity for financial gain or media attention • Employee is carrying out a vendetta against the company • Key point – better be very sure of your facts and your evidence better be irrefutable before blowing the whistle
  17. 17. Benefits • Whistle blowing leads to good results. • Severe damage to the environment has been stopped by the actions. • The actions of whistle blowers are potentially beneficial to society.
  18. 18. Disadvantages of Whistle-blowing  Diminishes Trust in the Workplace  Can Negatively Affect Your Career  Can Destroy the Company  Risk to Personal Safety
  19. 19. Conclusion “ Too see wrong and not to expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance”. “ Dr. John Raymond “ whistle-blowing is a moral obligation and the deeper interests of the professional, morality. whistle-blowing is the right decision depends on its outcome.
  20. 20. Thank you