PwC Survey Finds Whistleblowers Hesitant to Report Company Wrongdoings—11/30/11

According to the Sixth PwC global economic survey, whistleblowers are less likely to report wrongdoings taking place in the workplace because of the fear of retaliation. The survey notes that companies could improve whistle-blowing mechanisms by making employees more confident in the systems, assuring them that all channels are available to report crime. PwC forensic services director Trevor White states, “Often it is a junior employee who has to report a senior employee, the whistle-blower is victimized and nothing happens to the person who has committed the crime.”

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