whistle-blower


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whistle-blower

n. someone who calls a halt to something; an informer; an enforcer; a stool (pigeon). I don’t know who the whistle-blower was, but a good time was really ruined.
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The whistle-blower policy of the Federal Government is, and remains an offer made to the entire world, which ripened/ ripens into a unilateral and binding contract the moment somebody, anybody, the #ikoyigatewhistleblower came forward with information leading to the recovery of billions of Naira.
When whistle-blowers become the story: the problem of the 'third victim': Comment on "Cultures of silence and cultures of voice: the role of whistleblowing in healthcare organisations.
He added that information from whistle-blowers may not be necessarily accurate and thus an investigation must follow.
The panel also did not uphold a dignity at work allegation made by the whistle-blower of preferential treatment by Dr Manghan.
74% of whistle-blowers say that nothing is done about the wrongdoing in question
Whistle-blower Nelson Castro, a former collections analyst at the hospital, said he learned of the billing practice when a Canadian patient called to settle an emergency room bill for thousands of dollars.
Thomas, who represents dozens of whistle-blowers reporting fraud to the Securities and Exchange Commission, said his original inspiration came as he slowly realized how many people in corporate America knew about wrongdoing.
You can't be a whistle-blower if you are integrated into that collegial, male-dominated professional network," she says.
For that, even if the whistle-blower is protected by law (a worker cannot be dismissed because of whistle-blowing; if they are, they can claim unfair dismissal - they'll be protected by law as long as certain criteria are met), it is probable that many people do not even consider blowing the whistle, not only because of fear of retaliation, but also because of fear of losing their relationships at work and outside work.
Termed "whistle-blowers," the employees must first make claims of "alleged whistle-blower retaliation," FDA's counsel said in a filing with the United States District Court of the District of Columbia.
When whistle-blower Peter Daly, 49, attempted to tell managers about what he believed was going on, he said he received a threatening phone call.
Fellow whistle-blower Tom Hanson, also 49, said: "We are glad to hear after more than two years there will finally be some closure on this.
Summary: FIFA is to interview a whistle-blower from Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid over allegations that bribes were paid to African voters, Sepp Blatter said Thursday.
So imagine my delight when I learned the SEC is creating the new whistle-blower award program mandated by the DoddFrank Act.
criminal and civil complaints that the company for years knowingly sold contaminated baby ointment and an ineffective antidepressant--the latest in a growing number of whistle-blower lawsuits that drugmakers have settled with multimillion dollar fines.