Retaliation Against Whistle-Blowers Up

The good news is that on-the-job misconduct by American workers may be at an all-time low, and when misconduct is detected it’s likely to be reported by co-workers.

The bad news is that whistle-blowers are being retaliated against for their truth-telling at a “shocking” rate – suggesting a “looming ethics downturn” for U.S. businesses. (Survey Forecasts ‘Looming Ethics Downturn’ in Corporate America, Business Ethics, 1/5/2012)

All the more need for comprehensive solutions such as those offered at Safeguard Reputation and by establishing ombuds programs.

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