4 responses to “Ethics of Whistleblowing”

  1. Glaxo whistle-blower gets $96 million.

    The deal with Zyprexa is that Eli Lilly pleaded guilty to criminal wrongs (“viva Zyprexa” campaign) the Zyprexa saga was rotten through and through.
    Eight Lilly EMPLOYEES got millions each as supposed informant ‘whistle blowers’.Lawyers on BOTH sides got millions and millions……most patient claimants who got sick are ‘mentally challenged’ and less able to advocate for themselves.
    The Class action Lawsuits in the US had payouts of $85,000 BUT the lawyers got 45 percent and then the govt got most of the rest for having to take care of the victim/patients medical expenses.Soooo,,,,$85K turned into about $9,000 for Zyprexa claimants many had their food stamps and other state benefits taken away because of their *windfall profit* making them worse off in the end.
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    Daniel Haszard Zyprexa victim activist and patient who got diabetes from it.

  2. There are a lot of misconceptions about the whistleblower payouts we read about in the news. A lot of people think that if they are aware of misconduct, all they have to go is report it and then they will receive financial benefits shortly after. There’s a lot they seem to forget about or are unaware of though. Whistleblowers don’t have it easy. They face a lot of scrutiny, stress and many of them lose or quit their jobs because of the repercussions they faced because of blowing the whistle. Those who are in it just for a big payday are sorely mistaken as well. Chances of you receiving a big payout like Eckard’s are probably on par with your chances of winning the lottery.

  3. Although the primary goal of encouraging full communication is a positive one – to get important information and reinforce the idea throughout the organization that you want people to be open, candid, and accountable – it is also important to reduce the likelihood of potential negative consequences. If the employee is or becomes passionately disgruntled, the organization may be injured by morale-damaging gossip, future confrontations, divisive alliances, resignations, leaking to the press, whistleblowing to government agencies, and civil litigation. Generally, if you are truly respectful, honest, and accountable and try to do the right thing, these consequences can be avoided.

    Dan Wheeler
    http://josephsoninstitute.org/business/blog/

  4. I just watched this on Television last night and seems it has some mistakes to be rectified..anyways thanks for sharing