In the United States, whistleblowers and informants can make legally protected disclosures and, under certain circumstances, may receive financial support or rewards. There are increasingly more similarities that are causing the line between them to blur. The chart below outlines how they compare and contrast.
Security workers who want to come forward about wrongdoings risk retaliation and fear not making a difference. Should society do more to support them?
Bloomberg Law: UBS Whistleblower’s Retaliation Case Taken Up by Supreme Court This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Appeals courts split over retaliatory intent requirement Lower court vacated worker’s $1.7 million trial win The US Supreme Court agreed to examine whether a former UBS Securities LLC research strategist suing the company for [...]
HITC: Who Is Ms. Navaroli? Twitter Whistleblower Spotlights Chrissy Teigen Trump Tweet This article features Government Accountability Project's Of Counsel, David Seide, and was originally published here. Ms Navaroli, a Twitter ‘whistleblower’, takes center stage at a Congress hearing on the Hunter Biden laptop hearing. Navaroli appeared at Congress on Wednesday, February 8 alongside former Twitter [...]
Whistleblowers: A very special kind of bs detector This article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel, Dana Gold, and was originally published here. Corporate America thinks about whistleblowers all wrong. At most companies today, whistleblowers are treated like traitors instead of what they really are– your bravest and most loyal employees. The data shows [...]
Packers Sanitation: Letter from 19 Organizations Requesting Stepped Up Enforcement to Protect Vulnerable Workers
December 5, 2022 Dear Assistant Secretary Doug Parker and Deputy Assistant Secretary Jim Frederick, As 19 organizations working with meat and poultry workers, we are writing regarding Packers Sanitation Services Inc., PSSI, a company hired by hundreds of poultry and meat plants nationwide to work the dangerous graveyard shift to sanitize the plants. The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour [...]
November 29, 2022 The Honorable Charles Schumer The Honorable Patrick Leahy United States Senate Washington, D.C., 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Rosa DeLauro United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Leahy, and Chair DeLauro: As organizations committed to workers’ rights, civil rights, and the ongoing [...]
'All That Breathes,’ ‘Fire of Lice’ Erupt as IDA Documentary Awards Nominations AnnouncedThis article features Meltdown: Three Mile Island, and was originally published here.Fire of Love and All That Breathes further established themselves as solid Oscar contenders, leading all comers as the IDA Documentary Awards nominations were announced today.Fire of Love, about scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, a French couple [...]
Whistle-Blowers Face a Lonely and Risky RoadThis article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel and Director of Education, Dana Gold and was originally published here.Nearly a year after Facebook whistle-blower Frances Haugen testified to the Senate about her employer’s alleged failures, one of cybersecurity’s most prominent figures was doing the same.On Tuesday, lawmakers questioned former Twitter Inc. security chief [...]
IRS Whistleblowing in 2021 This article features a coalition letter signed by Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Whistleblower Program did not draw the same attention as other whistleblower reward programs. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Whistleblower Program made headlines for awarding over $500 million to whistleblowers [...]