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Synonyms for whistleblower

an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it

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7) To do this, the whistleblower program provides for "monetary awards, retaliation protection, and confidentiality protection.
Critique: A whistleblower is a person who exposes misconduct, alleged dishonest or illegal activity occurring in an organization.
Perhaps the most famous whistleblower in the modern era was Ernie Fitzgerald, whose efforts led to significant savings for the Defense Department and whose saga led to statutory protections for whistleblowers, including the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989.
Assange further said that as Snowden's biggest concern was blowing the whistle and seeing no reform has been addressed to, the President and the people in the US and around the world owe the whistleblower a debt of gratitude.
US Whistleblower Snowden Could Claim Asylum in Iceland, Says Wikileaks Contact
Raymond Cohen, a CPA, filed a whistleblower claim with the IRS regarding alleged tax law violations when his wife served as an executrix for an estate.
According to the firm, both the name of the company and the name of the whistleblower have remained completely confidential throughout this whole process, and remain so even after payment of this award, so this large payment by the IRS proves that their program can reward corporate whistleblowers without putting themselves and their jobs at risk.
It is believed that this reward -- the largest ever single reward paid to an IRS tax whistleblower -- is the 4th reward paid to date since the IRS Whistleblower Program went into effect in 2006.
The review will yield a set of "expectations" for timely action on whistleblower claims, Miller said.
2006 Amendments and Whistleblower Office Establishment 84
And, ever more governments, corporations and non-profit organisations around the world are putting whistleblower procedures in place.
Iowa), chairman of the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus, would make it crystal-clear that all funds collected by the IRS as a result of a whistleblowers efforts would be available to be shared with that person as a reward.
As of 2017, the IRS is working to provide whistleblowers legal protections from employer retaliation for coming forward, similar to the protections that are included in other whistleblower award programs, such as those contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
We almost lost English translation to the tears of the interpreter as a whistleblower explained how she had received death threats and how her being under police protection affected her two children.
The SEC's Whistleblower office will continue to crack down on firms, including advisors, who violate confidentiality, severance, and other kinds of agreements that may stifle a would-be whistleblower, Jane Norberg, chief of the agency's Office of the Whistleblower, told Congress.