A series of case studies of whistle‐blowers suggests that most suffer harm of one sort or another, however justified their cause. Research on whistle blowing shows that the average whistle‐blower in all other respects could be regarded as a model employee, and it is therefore a pity for the organization to forfeit his/her services. This leads to the conclusion that organizations should try to harness the energies of their whistle‐blowers, and a suitable code of practice can assist in this. Protection under the law is better in the USA than the UK.
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