whistleblower

"Whistleblowing" - not the making of noise with a little mouth toy - making a report, which "exposes secretive information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within a private or public organization" (Wikipaedia definition). What are the consequences of an employee making a report about something happening reporting on administrative, or other actions, which are being carried out in the organisation, or institution of their employer? Ivan Israelstam explains how the Protected Disclosures Act, protects whistleblowers, but also how employers are protected.

The Protected Disclosures Act protects an employee who "blows the whistle" on company non-compliance. In addition, an employer who takes disciplinary action against an employee for whistleblowing may find that they have committed an unfair labour practice in terms of the Labour Relations Act. Ivan Israelstam explains what happened in some relevant cases.

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