ERC in the News

  • July 12, 2013
    CSR Wire

    How do you get employees to behave ethically at all times? With so many aspects, approaches and so many different people to align against a common behavioral standard, it's not an easy nut to crack.

    The workplace is a complex dynamic, with pressures and stresses, often pulling people in different directions between personal interest and corporate interest, and several other interests in between.

  • July 3, 2013
    Investor's Business Daily

    Kathleen Edmond has made a big impact on the culture at electronics retailer Best Buy (BBY) as its chief ethics officer. So big, in fact, that Edmonds won the Carol R. Marshall Award for innovation this year from the Ethics Resource Center. Here are ways she and others have helped ingrain such behavior into firms' DNA.

  • June 25, 2013
    Associations Now

    Younger employees are more likely to face ethics issues at work, according to a report from the Ethics Resource Center.

  • December 5, 2012
    Huffington Post

    Just before Thanksgiving, news broke that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received 3,001 tips to its new Whistleblower Office during fiscal 2012 (starting in October 2011). This undoubtably begs the question: How can we put that number into context?

  • November 21, 2012

    When people call out wrongdoing at their company, they help keep the firm on the up and up. But they often do so at their own peril.

    A survey from the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit research firm Ethics Resource Center shows that retaliation against corporate whistle-blowers jumped in the past two years. Of those who reported wrongdoing, 22% said they suffered retribution. That's up from 15% since 2010. "That's significant and worrisome," said ERC President Patricia Harned

  • October 17, 2012
    Retaliation against workplace whistleblowers is climbing, yet companies are still falling short in their responsiveness to employees and their transparency in reporting retaliations and misconduct, according to recent surveys.

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  • September 14, 2012

    Glenn Demott says he wouldn't hesitate to blow the whistle again on corporate wrongdoing, even though he paid a high price the first time he did.

    The largest health care fraud settlement and largest criminal fine ever levied in the United States came about because the Columbus-area man and five others blew the whistle on off-label marketing of drugs at Pfizer Inc.

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  • September 11, 2012
    AOL Jobs

    The news has been filled lately with stories about whistleblowers getting staggeringly big pay outs for exposing wrong-doing at their workplaces. On Tuesday, Associated Press reported that former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld got what may be the largest award ever -- $104 million from the Internal Revenue Service for his tips on a massive tax fraud conspiracy at UBS.

  • September 7, 2012
    Ask Annie on CNN Money

     The number of people reporting workplace misconduct is on the rise, and so is retaliation against them. But you can do the right thing without jeopardizing your career.

  • August 10, 2012

    In a 2011 national survey, the Ethics Resource Center found that employees who engaged in social networking had a higher tolerance for questionable activities. For example, 50 percent of those who were avid social networkers felt that it was acceptable to hold onto documents such as annual reports and company memos from their current company, in case they needed them in a job with a new company.