Whistleblowers play a crucial role in ensuring the rule of law is properly preserved, and the public knows about unlawfully or unethically withheld critical information. .
From the sailors who reported misconduct of a superior officer in the Continental Navy to Bradley Birkenfeld, who helped the government recover billions in taxes, whistleblowers have done a great deal of good. Acknowledging National Whistleblower Appreciation Day on July 30th is a small token of appreciation for these individuals’ sacrifices.
If you need to blow the whistle on a concerning situation, here’s the perfect guide for you. We’ll cover the risks of whistleblowing and whistleblowing best practices.
What Is Whistleblowing?
A whistleblower is a person who reports certain wrongdoings within their organization. Not all instances of reporting are considered whistleblowing. It all depends on the issue reported.
Whistleblowing usually involves highlighting any criminal wrongdoings which affect the health and safety of others, or pose environmental risks. If you report a+ fraud coverup or if you know about a miscarriage of justice and let the relevant authorities know, you’re considered a whistleblower.
What Is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day?
National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, July 30th, 2022, marks the 244th anniversary of the US passing the first American whistleblower law, which came into effect on July 30th, 1778. In 2013, the US Senate unanimously agreed to honor National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, on July 30th. This day serves as a reminder of whistleblowers’ important contributions to preserving the laws and democracy