Company Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Rises To All-Time High, Survey Finds

The Huffington Pos
January 6, 2012

Even though more workers are witnessing violations of company rules, they're feeling pressure not to say anything.

Nearly half of workers witnessed a violation of the law or their company's ethics policy, according to the 2011 National Business Ethics Survey. Though 65 percent of workers who saw a violation reported it -- an all-time high -- retaliation against whistle blowers rose to a high as well: More than a fifth of employees who reported a violation said they experienced some kind of retaliation.

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