Nearly every business across the world has their own secrets they would like to keep. Typically these secrets are harmless keys to business success used to give themselves an advantage over the competition — in some cases however these secrets break laws or regulations or may even cause danger to public health and safety. Discerning the difference between harmless and harmful secrets typically falls on employees with strong moral compasses known as whistleblowers.
Who Are Whistleblowers?
Whistleblowers are those who expose employer secrets that either violate federal regulations and laws or may directly mislead or lie to the public in order to sell a product or service. By far, fraud is the most common reason for whistleblowers to come out as nearly one out of every five corporate