Mind the Gap between Account and Ability

The FCA and Senior Managers’ Regime (SMR) for Accountability The new UK rules on personal responsibility places firms and senior managers into a new world of regulatory requirements and obligations. It remains to be seen how industry standards will develop to protect well-intentioned senior managers from being held responsible for their firms’ regulatory breaches and… Continue reading Mind the Gap between Account and Ability

Nations with Rights Broader than the Employment Context (13)

ATTACHMENT 2 Australia PIDA, Provision (Prov.) sec. 10, 15. (all civil and criminal liability) Bosnia WPA, Art. 6. (criminal liability) Ghana WPA, Art. 18 (any civil and criminal liability) Hungary PIDA, Art. 11 (all civil and criminal liability — “any action … which may cause disadvantage”) India WPA, Ch. IV.11 (1) (protection extends to all… Continue reading Nations with Rights Broader than the Employment Context (13)

UPDATED WHISTLEBLOWER LAWS WITH SIGNIFICANT NATIONAL SECURITY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT LOOPHOLES (12)

The list below does not cover restrictions on disclosures of classified information. The criteria are restrictions for disclosures of unclassified information by national security/law enforcement whistleblowers, or due process anti-retaliation rights that are weak or non-existent compared to the rest of the whistleblower law. Canada PIDA (No provision to override Official Secrets Act) India WPA,… Continue reading UPDATED WHISTLEBLOWER LAWS WITH SIGNIFICANT NATIONAL SECURITY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT LOOPHOLES (12)

Nations with dedicated whistleblower laws

  ATTACHMENT 1 Australia, Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (Aus. PIDA) Belgium, September 15, 2013. – Law on the Termination of a Suspected Violation of the Integrity in a Federal Administrative Authority by a Member of his Staff, (Belgium WPA), Bosnia, Law on Whistleblower Protection in the Institutions of Bosnia-Herzegovina, (Bosnia WPA) (2014) Canada, The… Continue reading Nations with dedicated whistleblower laws

International Whistleblowing Best Practice

INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES FOR WHISTLEBLOWER POLICIES   November 8, 2015   by Tom Devine, Legal Director, The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is a non-profit, nonpartisan public interest law firm that specializes in protection for genuine whistleblowers — employees who exercise free speech rights to challenge institutional illegality, abuse of power or other betrayals of the… Continue reading International Whistleblowing Best Practice

Is your Organisation an Early Adopter? Take a Chance on Me.

“I’ve spent a period of ‘service’ on society’s boundaries”  Wendy Addison I blew the whistle on corporate corruption fifteen years ago, long before Julian Assange or Edward Snowden made the topic mainstream.  Securing justice after an eleven year battle whilst living in abject poverty has set me free to re build, re authenticate and re… Continue reading Is your Organisation an Early Adopter? Take a Chance on Me.

Knowing YOU, Knowing ME- Honesty Hypocrisy

“Morality is extolled—even enacted—not with an eye to producing a good and right outcome but in order to appear moral yet still benefit oneself” Research conducted on When Values and Behaviour Conflict asked a group of employees the following questions: “What are your most important moral values?” “What are some recent examples of things that… Continue reading Knowing YOU, Knowing ME- Honesty Hypocrisy