Encouraging whistle-blowers

For many potential whistle-blowers, job reprisal is a far bigger concern than maintaining confidentiality
By Edward Keyserlingk
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/30/2003

Excerpted from a speech delivered in February 2002, on Investigations in the Workplace.

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hose prepared to disclose wrongdoing, or considering it, typically have three major concerns. One is that confidentiality be ensured. Another is that they be protected from subsequent and related job reprisal. Third, is whether the disclosure will be taken seriously, acted upon and result in the righting of a wrong.