How to handle whistleblowing allegations - and avoid costly mistakes

Tread lightly, says solicitor Kate Ledwidge.

by Kate Ledwidge

There are few words that strike fear into the heart of business leaders - whistleblowing is one of them, and it’s on the rise.

The Wikileaks and Cambridge Analytica cases piqued public interest, painting an unpleasant picture of the turbulent times likely to await a business caught up in such a scandal, with negative press attention, associated reputational damage, and often the end of an illustrious career.

Yet, while the term conjures images of systemic wrongdoing, and cover-ups on a global scale, the reality is often very different. 

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