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Half of whistleblowers who raised work concerns with charity were sacked or resigned

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6285 (Published 17 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6285
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

More than half the whistleblowers who contacted the UK charity Public Concern at Work for advice in 2012 were sacked or resigned after raising concerns about wrongdoing, risk, or malpractice, the organisation’s annual report for 2013 shows.1

A third (33%) were dismissed, 21% resigned, and 22% were victimised or disciplined by their employers. Only 6% reported that their workplace improved.

The main organisation advising whistleblowers in …

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