‘Shocking Treatment’: British MP’s Call For Whistleblower Protection – 1 August 2014

RT logoAbusive treatment and rampant victimization of whistleblowers has created a climate in which large segments of defence and health workers would be afraid to report departmental malfeasance, the powerful all-party Public Accounts Committee has revealed.

The report, issued on Friday, said that one in three civil servants didn’t know how to raise concerns under the Whitehall code, and warned that fears of punishment would deter employees from exposing wrongdoing.

The statements come following a series of high-profile malpractices exposed by whistleblowers in the public sector, including the Mid-Staffordshire NHS scandal, in which over 1,000 patients died as a result of poor care and mismanagement.

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