Whistle Blower


Whistle Blower
An employee who has inside knowledge of illegal activities occurring within his or her organization and reports these to the public.

Although whistle blowers are protected under federal law from employer retaliation, there have been cases where punishment for whistle blowing has occurred.


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  • whistle-blower — ☆ whistle blower [hwis′əlblō΄ər, wis′əlblō΄ər] n. a person who reports or informs on a wrongdoer, as in a government agency whistle blowing n …   English World dictionary

  • whistle-blower — whistle ,blower noun count someone who reports dishonest or illegal activities within an organization to someone in authority …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whistle-blower — ► NOUN informal ▪ a person who informs on someone engaged in an illicit activity …   English terms dictionary

  • whistle-blower — noun an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it the law gives little protection to whistleblowers who feel the public has a right to know what is going on the whistleblower was fired for exposing the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whistle-blower — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms whistle blower : singular whistle blower plural whistle blowers someone who reports dishonest or illegal activities within an organization to someone in authority …   English dictionary

  • whistle-blower —    If you report an illegal or socially harmful activity to the authorities, and give information about those responsible for it, you are a whistle blower.     The poor working conditions were reported by a whistle blower …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • whistle-blower — n. someone who calls a halt to something; an informer; an enforcer; a stool (pigeon). □ I don’t know who the whistle blower was, but a good ime was really ruined. □ Some whistle blower put Pete behind bars for a few days …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions


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