The paper examines whistle-blowing as a valid concept, the causative factors that encourage it, an unbiased argument to support both sides of this subject by discussing the positive and the negative aspects of whistle blowing in the workplace and the typical responses by the organizations and the consequences to the whistle-blowers.
Whistle blowing a whistle blower is a person who reveals some wrong actions done by his employer or the company he works for in an investigation or to some authority and in some cases to public and press this is mainly the case of boisjoly who reveled during the. Whistle blowing is known as ‘when an employee reports some wrongdoing to people that have the authority to take correct action, the wrongdoing is usually a disobedience of the rules and is a threat to the public interest through fraud, corruptions and so on’(wwwwikipediaorg) the public disclosure act 1998 came into effect in 1998.
This article examines the issue of whistle-blowing and discusses how employees should respond when something illegal, immoral, or contrary to company policies becomes known to them. Whistle blowing statutes protect from discharge or discrimination an employee who has initiated an investigation of an employer’s activities or who has otherwise cooperated with a regulatory agency in carrying out an inquiry or the enforcement of regulations (boatright, 2009, p31) according to the textbook, individuals who mix the. To prevent whistleblowing, encourage whistleblowing as the preceding sections illustrate, whistleblowing to an external entity, such as the media or government agencies, has been a hazardous activity, both for the individual and the organization.
Whistle-blowing is an old concept but relatively new term there have always been informers or snitches who reveal information to enrich them or to get back at others the term “whistle-blower” was first applied to government employees who “go public” with complaints of corruption or. Request pdf on researchgate | whistle-blowing, moral integrity, and organizational ethics | this article examines the issue of whistle-blowing and discusses how employees should respond when. Criteria for whistle-blowing a whistle-blower is a member or former member of an organization and not an outsider the information that is revealed by the whistle-blower is non-public information and not already-known facts.
Ethics and the conduct of businesssixth edition john r boatright comprehensive and thorough in scope, ethics and the conduct of business, sixth edition, frames each issue and examines the arguments for each side with rigor and clarity numerous real-life examples and case studies increase understanding of issues and stimulate class discussion. International journal of advanced research in management and social sciences issn: 2278-6236 whistle blowing: an anti-corruption tool chanjyot kaur abstract: in the present scenario, cut throat competition has lead to more and more frauds, illegitimate practices, and corruption in public as well as in private sector.
Boatright (2000) defined whistle-blowing as “the voluntary release of non-public information as a moral protest, by member or former member of an organization outside the normal channels of communication to an appropriate audience about the illegal and/or immoral. Ethics and the conduct of businesssixth edition john r boatright comprehensive and thorough in scope, ethics and the conduct of business, sixth edition, frames each issue and examines the arguments for each side with rigor and clarity. Instructor s manual and test bank for boatright ethics and the conduct of business seventh edition pearson education boston columbus indianapolis new york san.