Description: This Labour Day CBC radio took the title of the day to heart by hosting a special Workplace Whistleblower documentary https://www.cbc.ca/radio/it-s-in-their-dna-what-makes-people-blow-the-whistle-over-their-silent-counterparts-1.4791859 . Whistleblowers bring forward problems in their workplaces, but as can be seen in the accompanying article, blowing the whistle can mean the end of their careers. Interestingly enough, the problems with the Pheonix payroll system may have been compounded because employees were afraid to bring problems forward.
Date: September 2, 2018
1) Do you know anyone who has ever blown the whistle in the workplace? How did this work out for them?
2) Why do you think employers punish whistleblowers?
3) If you were employed as an accountant, and you observed something that was fraudulent for example, how would you approach the situation?