“If we could sum up all the causes of hurt, pain, and hatred in one word, it would be expectations.” - Ancient Proverb
Imagine the courage it must take to blow the whistle on unethical activity at your job. Whistle-blowers experience fear of being fired, being found out, retaliated again, and losing their reputation, while wrestling with the desire to do the right thing. But once whistle-blowers have made their report, they’re often disappointed and disillusioned. This is frequently compliance’s fault.
Surveys and academic research shows that the vast majority of whistle-blowers report internally before reporting to regulators or the media. One survey found that 90% of whistle-blowers reported internally before filing qui tam lawsuits. Why did they report outside? One of the major reasons was their perception that nothing was done about their report.
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