To describe whistleblowing as a powerful act is to vastly underestimate its potential consequences. Disaffected employees have in recent years brought organisations as large as CommInsure and certain government agencies into serious disrepute, and those organisations have in turn done their level best to destroy those employees. The digital age has broken down many barriers that once made publicly reporting on your employer extremely difficult. Now, with increased transparency, diversity of communication options, a plethora of private recording devices and the increasing diversity of security risks and solutions, whistleblowing is way more viable than it has perhaps ever been. However, it is also far more likely that employers can detect it.
This breakfast talk gives an introduction to the lens of professional ethics to the act of whistleblowing, examining it from both an employee and employer perspective.
Why does whistleblowing occur and under what circumstances it is justified?
Tickets are free.