Whistle-blowing and speaking up
On this page you will find all the information you need on whistle-blowing and speaking up.
A whistle-blower is someone who exposes alleged dishonest or illegal activity within an organisation. The alleged misconduct can be:
- a violation of a law, rule or regulation;
- a direct threat to public interest;
- health and safety violations; or
- Whistle-blowers can make their allegations either internally or externally.
For more details, please refer to:
Prepared by our technical advisory service
In particular, sections B1 Professional duty of confidence, B3 Whistle-blowing responsibilities placed on auditors, and C2 Whistle-blowing.
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