Three out of four whistleblowers in the U.K. who raise concerns of wrongdoing at work with their managers have their claims ignored. They’re the lucky ones.
Fifteen percent of whistleblowers are eventually fired.
Many others are bullied, ostracized, or victimized, according to a study reported Tuesday by the Guardian.
Greenwich University analyzed case files of thousands of workers who used a whistleblower helpline run by Public Concern at Work, a U.K. non-profit organization.
The government is currently reviewing whether whistleblowing legislation — the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 — ‘is failing to protect those who speak out from being victimized, harassed and even sacked by their employers,’ the Guardian said.
Amendments to the law are under consideration, the paper said.
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