International Legal Trends for Encouraging Employee Whistleblowing


With fraud still an issue for many businesses worldwide, several new legal trends are emerging to encourage employees to report wrongdoing to their employers including expanded protections for whistleblowers. This Insight briefly reviews international and some domestic sources of law on whistleblowing to illustrate the types of legislation that have been passed in the United States and abroad. It also sets out the International Chamber of Commerce's guidelines, and provides guidance on how public interest in encouraging whistleblowing can be balanced against the interests of the employer.

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