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Entries in Retaliation (39)

Tuesday
Dec152015

Frédéric St-Martin: Should media whistleblowers be protected? 

Whistleblowers can be a privileged source of information for journalists. Public disclosure of wrongdoing may also be one of the most powerful measures of accountability.

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Wednesday
Dec092015

Philippa Foster Back: What stops employees from blowing the whistle?

Effective speak-up or whistleblowing hotlines are an element of good governance and can act as an early warning system. But while most large companies have a formal mechanism where employees can voice concerns, our 2015 Ethics at Work survey shows that employees don't have confidence in the system.

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Tuesday
Nov172015

SEC reports 2015 whistleblower results: 4,000 tips from every state and 61 foreign countries

The SEC Office of the Whistleblower has just released its annual report to Congress, revealing the program’s growth and providing powerful evidence that we are truly living in the age of the whistleblower.

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Wednesday
Oct072015

UK releases new whistleblower rules for banks and insurance companies

The Financial Conduct Authority released new rules Tuesday for the UK  banking and insurance sector to protect whistleblowers and encourage them to come forward.

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Tuesday
Sep082015

Frédéric St-Martin: How can we protect whistleblowers from retaliation?

There is ample evidence suggesting that retaliation against whistleblowers is common, even in countries with elaborate whistleblower protections.

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Wednesday
Sep022015

Frédéric St-Martin: A model to measure whistleblowing effectiveness

I said in the prior post that effectiveness is the most difficult variable to measure among all variables associated with whistleblowing. There is no agreed definition of what whistleblowing effectiveness is and no consensus on a model to measure it.

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Tuesday
Sep012015

Whistleblowing: How do we measure its effectiveness?

Despite its tremendous potential to influence law and public policy, whistleblowing effectiveness has been less studied than whistleblower motivations and the consequences whistleblowers must often endure for speaking up.

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Monday
Jul202015

SEC: We aren't targeting compliance professionals, but . . . 

Over the past couple of years, the SEC and its chair, Mary Jo White, have given compliance officers plenty of face. Compliance officers are gatekeepers. They guard the integrity of the markets. They have a hard job and need to be protected.

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Wednesday
May062015

SEC: We ♡ whistleblowers (and compliance officers)

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White (Image courtesy of C-Span)Here's some of what SEC chair Mary Jo White had to say last week in a speech at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Her talk was called "The SEC as the Whistleblower's Advocate."

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Wednesday
Apr292015

SEC awards Paradigm Capital whistleblower $600,000 for retaliation

Candace King Weir (Image courtesy of Paradigm Capital Management)The former head trader at Paradigm Capital Management who was demoted and marginalized after reporting conflicts of interest to the SEC was awarded more than $600,000 Tuesday in the agency's first enforcement action based on retaliation against a whistleblower.

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Monday
Apr132015

Mike Scher explodes dangerous myths about compliance officers

One of the most important developments in our profession is the emergence of Compliance 2.0, as championed by Donna Boehme and others. What is Compliance 2.0?

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Wednesday
Apr012015

KBR fined $130,000 for trying to gag whistleblowers

Image courtesy of KBRThe Securities and Exchange Commission announced its first enforcement action Wednesday against a company for using restrictive language in confidentiality agreements that could illegally stifle whistleblowing.

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