Whistleblower Protection in the UK and USA on COVID-19

1.       Introduction Whistleblowing is central to achieving good corporate governance within a political system[1]. This explains why countries need reliable mechanisms for identifying and correcting unethical and unlawful practices in organisations. But every action is open to a reaction so it is a common occurrence for organisations to retaliate against whistleblowers. Evidence-based reports from Whistleblower … Continue reading Whistleblower Protection in the UK and USA on COVID-19

Preventing and dealing with retaliation against whistleblowers

TITLE THE BASICS OF WHISTLEBLOWING SUBTITLE PREVENTING AND DEALING WITH RETALIATION AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWERS Table of Contents Chapter 1: WHISTLEBLOWER LEGISLATIONS----------------------------3 1.0     Introduction------------------------------------------------------------------3 1.1.1. Whistleblowing based on the case of Edward Snowden)--------------4 •        Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) --------------------------------------------4 •        Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) ---------------------------------------5 •        Martin Luther (1483-1546) -----------------------------------------------6 Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) ---------------------------------------------6 1.1.2. Difference … Continue reading Preventing and dealing with retaliation against whistleblowers

Whistleblower Protection in the COVID-19 era

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic in December 2019, a large number of whistleblowers have suffered retaliatory actions and punishment from their employers for daring to air opinions about unethical practices, corruption and public safety issues. In China, for example, coronavirus whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang allegedly breached disclosure agreement by warning colleagues of the … Continue reading Whistleblower Protection in the COVID-19 era

How robust in the EU Whistleblower Directive in comparison with the PIDA, Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, and False Claims Act?

Unlike Dodd-Frank and other whistleblower-protection mechanisms in the United States, the EU Directive is undergoing serious reforms—with lots of challenges arising from discrepancies in political systems and governmental processes among Eurozone countries. But it is a giant stride towards improving freedom of speech as well as accountability and probity in public and private companies. Therefore, … Continue reading How robust in the EU Whistleblower Directive in comparison with the PIDA, Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, and False Claims Act?

A Comparative Analysis of Whistleblower Protection Trends in the UK and USA since COVID-19

1. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic exposed governments to waves of fraud. As the unscrupulous profiteers in Britain and America remorselessly exploit the crisis for illegal gains thereby worsening taxpayers’ woes fraud, everyone in both public and private sectors are morally obligated to blow the whistle under the False Claims Act and similar programs. This action … Continue reading A Comparative Analysis of Whistleblower Protection Trends in the UK and USA since COVID-19

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US contractor charged with COVID-Relief fraud

The owner of a residential construction contracting firm based in Washington, D.C., was charged with allegedly submitting fraudulent documents to a bank in connection with applications seeking more than $400,000 in a forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. … Continue reading US contractor charged with COVID-Relief fraud