Whistleblower Flashback


Congratulations, you’re almost done with the course!  However, let’s take a few minutes to reflect on the course content before you take the final exam. You will only get 2 chances to pass the final with a score of 80% or higher. 

If you aren’t confident in your knowledge of one of the following subjects, go back to the relevant lesson in the course to give it a review.

  • Employees who shine a spotlight on unethical or illegal dealings in corporations are frequently punished rather than rewarded is referred to as a Whistleblower. 
  • If management doubts whether in-house staff can adequately handle interviewing whistleblowers, using a third-party hotline provider is strongly recommended.
  • When whistleblowers make a report, they should be given a case number for subsequent inquires and a means to continue communicating.
  • Most companies will have a program for vendor notification and acceptance of their program.
  • The response to reports often determines the overall success of the whistleblower program.
  • An employer can NOT take an adverse action against employees for whistleblowing. 
  • It is imperative for the Complainant or his or her representative to provide OSHA with current contact information. Failure to do so may cause OSHA to conclude the investigation.