Whistleblowers benefit from open workplace cultures when they know how to expose wrongdoing and can do so with confidence that they will be protected, says the author.
Tusharika Narwal, Assistant Lecturer, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Corruption and accidents occur when workers are scared to speak up for fear of losing their employment. An increased emphasis on encouraging government and private sector employees to report on unlawful, harmful, or unethical acts has led to a greater appreciation for whistleblowing as a tool for fighting corruption and defusing potentially dangerous situations. Protecting those who come forward with evidence of wrongdoing, fraud, or corruption is a must.
In circumstances where reporting wrongdoing is neither promoted or safeguarded, corruption is far more likely. Bribery is a problem in both governmental and commercial sectors, and this applies to both. Passive bribery, waste, fraud, and other corruption may be reported more effectively if whistleblowers are protected from retaliation.
Whistleblowers in the private sector may help expose corporations that are engaged in bribery and other unethical practises. Anti-corruption legislation may be enforced more effectively if whistleblowing is encouraged and facilitated, particularly by providing adequate legal protection and clear information on reporting processes.
Whistleblowers benefit from open workplace cultures when they know how to expose wrongdoing and can do so with confidence that they will be protected. Bribery in commercial transactions may be prevented and detected with its assistance. The articles focus on the protection of whistleblowers and the impact of corruption on the rights of citizens.
Published in: Webology
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