Whistleblowers : Selected Issues & Protections Paperback / softback
Edited by Andrew Pope
Generally speaking, whistle-blowers are those who expose misconduct (eg: fraud, abuse, or illegal activity) within an organisation.
Legal protections for employees who report illegal misconduct by their employers have increased dramatically since the late 1970s when such protections were first adopted for federal employees in the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.
Since that time, with the enactment of the Whistle-blower Protection Act of 1989, Congress has expanded such protections for federal employees.
Congress has also established whistle-blower protections for individuals in certain private-sector employment through the adoption of whistle-blower provisions in at least 18 federal statutes.
This book provides an overview of key aspects of the 18 selected federal statutes applicable to individuals in certain private-sector industries.
It also examines steps OSHA has taken to include auto industry employees in its whistle-blower program and the extent to which OSHA collaborated with DOT components to address potential safety violations; and the number of transportation-related whistle-blower claims in the last 6 years and stakeholder-identified factors that may affect those numbers.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 18/05/2015
- Category: Business ethics
- ISBN: 9781634822909