Retaliation against whistleblowers at all time high

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It would be more humane to just kill them instead of the slow excruciating social death that they inflict.

While reporting of the wrongdoing was at an all-time high, so too was the backlash against those employees who blew the whistle, the research revealed. More than 1 in 5 employees who reported misconduct experienced some form of retaliation, which ERC President Patricia J. Harned said spells trouble.

“Retaliation against whistleblowers and pressure on employees to compromise their ethics standards are at or near all-time highs,” Harned said. “These are factors that historically indicate that American business may be on the cusp of a large downward shift in ethical conduct.”


Overall, the strength of corporate ethics cultures is at its weakest since 2000, the report said.