Pros and cons of whistle-blowing

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Pros and Cons of Whistleblowing Student’s Name Student ID Professor’s Name Course Title Date of Submission Introduction Whistleblowing is a situation where an illegal or unethical conduct is reported. Some people are against whistleblowers while some of the recognize and appreciate them. Whistleblowing can be internal or external. Internal whistleblowing is whereby an employee says the misconduct to people within the organization. On the other hand, external whistleblowing is whereby an employee exposes the unethical behavior to the general public. Misconduct can vary widely and can, therefore, range from minor to complex deeds involving immoral behavior. It does not have to be a big issue. Employees are encouraged to report even the minor issues that they see in the office. In most cases, employees have been the ones that are whistleblowers. Therefore, these employees tend to expose dishonest, dangerous, fraudulent and illegal practices of their employers. Whistleblowing can occur internally or externally. An employee can report internally top the managers or CEO or can report the matter to the police, the media or other government agencies. The Public Interest Disclosure Act of 1998 is a law that was established to ensure that employees who blow the whistle on multiple misconducts are protected. This Act, therefore, encourages people to stand up and expose misconduct in organizations. For the whistleblower to be protected, one must have information that proves beyond doubt that malpractice occurred. Further such a disclosure must be done in good faith. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 another law that was passed to handle cases of unethical behavior and

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