Whistleblowing charity says eight of ten whistleblowers suffer reprisals.
Half of whistleblowers end up dismissed or resigning after they raise concerns, according to a leading charity.
Public Concern at Work’s (PCW) report on the state of whistleblowing revealed that 50% of workers who report a problem part company with their employers. The figure is an improvement on the last report, in 2012, which found that 55% were losing their jobs.
This year more than a quarter of whistleblowers also reported suffering reprisals. “Fifty percent of whistleblowers reported being dismissed or resigned after raising their concern. A further 28% were bullied by co-workers or victimised and/or disciplined by their employ
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