whistle-blowing

whistle-blowing
whistle-blower UK US (also whistleblower) noun [C] WORKPLACE
a person who works for a company or organization that tells an authority about something illegal happening within the company or organization: »

Within many organisations a whistleblower is contemptuously regarded as a 'grass' or 'sneak'.

whistle-blowing noun [U]
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Local authorities should have clear procedures to encourage staff whistleblowing.

See also GAGGING CLAUSE(Cf. ↑gagging clause)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • whistle-blowing — noun see whistle blower …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • whistle-blowing — noun see whistle blower …   Useful english dictionary

  • whistle-blowing — See whistleblower. * * * …   Universalium

  • whistle-blowing — noun The action of a whistleblower …   Wiktionary

  • whistle-blower — whistle blowing, n. /hwis euhl bloh euhr, wis /, n. a person who informs on another or makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing. Also, whistle blower. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

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