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A whistleblower is a name given to a person, often an employee or formal employee of a company or government agency that reports any wrongdoing such as fraud, corruption, unethical behaviour etc.
Whistleblowers can report their issues internally to a supervisor, HR, neutral third party etc or externally such as government agencies law enforcement or the media.
It can be a risky proposition to whistleblowers who run a very real risk of severe consequences for bringing the wrongdoings to attention and that is why in many organisations and government departments there is a Whistleblower policy that aims to protect those bringing inappropriate activities to light.
Businesses that offer an anonymous whistleblower policy can be generally considered serious about ensuring their people, processes and practices are acting appropriately and within the law at all times.
You’ll normally find information about a business’s Whistleblower policy on their website.
You can find ACXPA members who have a formal Whistleblower Policy on our ACXPA Members Business Directory.