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Survive Bullying at Work by Lorenza Clifford

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7 Whistleblowing

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Whistleblowing is bringing to attention a dangerous or illegal practice that the whistleblower discovers through his or her work. One of the most famous whistleblowers of recent times is Jeffrey Wigand, who exposed malpractice in the tobacco industry and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 1999 film The Insider.

Whistleblowing can be viewed as a valuable activity: it can improve the way organisations work and protect the public from unsafe, unfair, or illegal work methods. However, some organisations and employees may view whistleblowing as disloyal and harmful, especially when it damages their reputation or is not in their ...

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