1. A whistleblower is a person who raises a concern about wrongdoing occurring in an organization or body of people. Usually this person would be from that same organization.The revealed misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health/safety violations, andcorruption. Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or togroups concerned with the issues). Whistleblowers frequently face reprisal, sometimes at the hands of the organization or group which they have accused, sometimes from related organizations, andsometimes under law.
2. Employees are afraid of blowing the whistle, in general terms, due to the consequences if they do so. This means, reprisals or loss of employment. They fear the punishment forwhistle blowing such as termination, suspension, demotion, wage garnishment, and/or harsh mistreatment by other employees.
3. According to the survey, there is a difference between employees in Franceand those working in the UK. French employees rarely report suspicions of fraud, or the report found. Four employees out of ten will to risk the consequence of being a whistleblower. On the other hand,the percentage of employees blowing the whistles is higher; in this case, nine out of ten of British employees choose to report fraud, this is because there is no fear of reprisals.
This percentageclearly demonstrates, that UK laws strongly protect those who report wrongdoing, encouraging employees to blow the whistle.
4. The first paragraph makes reference to the consent of most the workersto include a convention or set of laws in order to deal with dishonesty and corruption; this clearly shows the fear to be punish, the want to be protected by a convention that establishes this...