Negative effects whistleblowing can have on employees and a workplace
Whistleblowing can be a controversial topic. Speaking the truth about something that you feel is wrong and happening in front of your eyes should be ethically dealt with and put to justice by speaking out loud. On the other hand, you’re stuck with protecting your employer and save suffering potential personal and professional problems in the future. If the decision is made to become a whistleblower, there are unfortunate consequences that can affect you in the long run.
Loss of trust
This can be relevant to both the managers and employees. Whistleblowing can cause a breakdown of trust which can be counterproductive for a company. It means that employees will lose trust in the managers and those above them, leading to resignations and mistrust in the policies and behaviour of the employer with colleagues.
Damage to a company’s reputation
When word gets out of the dealings occurring within an organisation, it can escalate very quickly. The use of social media and news outlets means companies can become exposed to negative representations leading to a great financial loss with its assets. Although the whistleblower might feel a sense of justice has …