Compliance and Safety → Compliance Essentials

Whistleblowing (CME09)

No organization is perfect. Sometimes employees can make suggestions that can help improve their work environment. Sometimes, though, they need to go further. For example, if they witness behavior or practices that are illegal or stray into gross misconduct. Employees may have to make a disclosure to an outside authority.

To blow the whistle on a company is a big step and comes with a lot of pitfalls. Some things justify whistleblowing, others are more suited to internal resolution. There are certain disclosures that are protected by the law, others that are not. It can be an intimidating process, even when an employee is trying to do the right thing.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Define whistleblowing and who can be protected when they do it
• Recount reasons someone might blow the whistle
• Outline common steps in the whistleblowing process

Why take this course?

If you are working within a company and feel you have a reason you need to blow the whistle, but are concerned about your justifications, or don’t know where to begin, this course will give you the basics of the process.

10 mins | SCORM | Workbook

  • Whistleblowing
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed