or whis·tle-blow·er or whistle blower
One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority: "The Pentagon's most famous whistleblower is . . . hoping to get another chance to search for government waste"
a person who informs on another or makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing.
Also, whistle blower.
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Main Entry: whis·tle·blow·er
: an employee who brings wrongdoing by an employer or other employees to the attention of a government or law enforcement agency and who is commonly vested by statute with rights and remedies for retaliation —compare QUI TAM ACTION — whis·tle·blow·ing /-i[ng]/ nounMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/whistl...whistleblower
An employee who raises concerns about misconduct or wrongdoing within the company where the person works.Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionaryhttp://www.nolo.com/dictionary/whistleblower-...Whistleblower
Definition - Noun
: an employee who brings wrongdoing by an employer or other employees to the attention of a government or law enforcement agency and who is commonly vested by statute with rights and remedies for retaliation
compare qui tam action
The disclosure by a person, usually an employee in a government agency or private enterprise, to the public or to those in authority, of mismanagement, corruption, illegality, or some other wrongdoing.
... Persons who act as whistleblowers
are often the subject of retaliation by their employers. Typically the employer will discharge the whistleblower
, who is often an at-will employee. An at-will employee is a person without a specific term of employment. The employee may quit at any time and the employer has the right to fire the employee without having to cite a reason. However, courts and legislatures have created exceptions for whistleblowers
who are at-will employees. Whistleblowing statutes
protect from discharge or discrimination an employee who has initiated an investigation of an employer's activities or who has otherwise...West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc.http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...Whistle Blower
An employee of a company who has knowledge of illegal activities and reports them to the authorities. Generally speaking, a whistle blower reports the activities out of a sense of conscience or out of a desire to avoid criminal charges himself/herself. Under federal law, whistle blowers
may not be fired, but some companies find ways around this.http://financial-dictionary.thefreedictionary...whistleblower
1. an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it;
- Example: "the law gives little protection to whistleblowers
who feel the public has a right to know what is going on"
- Example: "the whistleblower
was fired for exposing the conditions in mental hospitals"
[syn: whistle blower
, whistle-blower, whistleblower
The reporting of observed or suspected PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT or incompetence to appropriate authorities or to the public.http://www.medicaldictionaryweb.com/Whistlebl...whistleblowing
The reporting of observed or suspected professional misconduct or incompetence to appropriate authorities or to the public.http://agclass.nal.usda.gov/mtwdk.exe?s=1&n=1...whistleblowing
1. the disclosure to the public or to authorities, usually by an employee, of wrongdoing in a company or government department