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whistleblower

Someone who provides inside information in order to publicly reveal or call attention to corruption or some wrongdoing within some corporate or political organization. Sometimes hyphenated or spelled as two words. The CEO is now facing a 10-year prison sentence, thanks to information provided by a whistleblower within the company. The whistleblower has faced numerous death threats since coming forward about the government agency's misuse of power.
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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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The EU whistle-blower directive contains a provision requiring states to ensure that the rights and remedies provided for in the directive may not be waived or limited by any type of agreement, including a predispute arbitration agreement.
Internal whistle- blowing is mainly regulated by the sources of autonomous law, by establishing an employer's reaction procedure to whistle-blower reports, both in relation to the person whose conduct is related in the report, and in terms of informing the whistle-blower about the measures undertaken by the employer, in order to investigate allegations and eliminate any possible errors (Hauser, 2013, p.
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 Ms O'Sullivan was appointed, we were promised things would change for whistle-blowers.
Accordingly a practical issue may arise in relation to what level of confidentiality/anonymity can be provided to the whistle-blower. If the whistle-blower's allegations can be verified by other sources then no issue arises.
"Employers may opt to reward whistle-blowers to encourage them, but that honesty should ideally not have to be paid for," Numann said.
The whistle-blower said the find "proves that I am right".
LAST week The Health Select Committee announced that 'the treatment of whistle-blowers is a stain on the reputation of the NHS and has led to unwarranted, inexcusable pain for the courageous individuals affected'.
Their decision came after the whistle-blower produced evidence in the form of audio recordings.
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In its appeal to Gardner, the newspaper argued that the explicit language of the Oregon "whistle-blower" protection law requires an agency to keep the identify of a whistle-blower secret only "during any investigation" of certain types of employee complaints.
WORCESTER -- UMass Memorial Medical Center has settled fraud charges with the state attorney general in a whistle-blower case alleging it had improperly sent bills for uninsured patients to a homeless shelter so it could tap the state for payments.
The SEC (http://www.sec.gov/whistleblower) whistle-blower program , which Thomas helped author in his former position at the SEC, gives 10 to 30 percent of the proceeds from an enforcement case to a helpful whistle-blower.
Olivieri, a physician and former haematologist at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, is a whistle-blower in her own right.