National Whistleblower Day
On July 30th, the day our Founding Fathers understood the importance of shielding those who witness misconduct when they see it. The day reminds us to respect and help those who speak out about fraud, misappropriation, or waste.
A whistleblower is someone who reports suspicious conduct. These include offences, exploitation, misrepresentations, or other infractions. The operation may be within or outside an organization, public or private. Notably, whistleblowers' history is long and often unsuccessful. Although legislation now shields whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers (see Gravitt below), whistleblowers nevertheless carry a heavy burden. Usually, court disputes follow after they have filed a report.
Lieutenant Richard Marven and midshipman Samuel Shaw in 1777 were among the events that were put into motion by the day. Marven and Shaw served in the Continental Navy, making them the first whistleblowers in the United States. Commodore Esek Hopkins abused British prisoners against British prisoners. The two men, as well as eight other sailors, reported assaults against British prisoners. The Continental Congress passed the world's first bill shielding whistleblowers as a result of the sailors' reports.
Mark Felt, one of the most prominent whistleblowers in the US government, was one of the most notable whistleblowers in the US government. He was instrumental in assisting Washington Post reporters Bob Woodard and Carl Bernstein in exposing the Watergate affair for years as Deep Throat. They investigated wiretapping and stealing relating to President Richard Nixon's reelection bid from 1972 to 1974.
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However, the government is not the only place where these crimes take place. whistleblowers cover everything from banking and major company to non-profits, assisting in preventing it from happening. From banking and major industry to non-profits, whistleblowers track activity to help prevent it from happening. Special events such as the National Whistleblower Center are held on the day by several organizations. These are among the many notable whistleblowers who have been spotted by others::
- 1932 – Public Health Service – Peter Buxtun – 1932 – 1932 – 1932 – 1932 – 1932 – Public Health Service – The Public Health Service and the Tuskegee Institute commissioned a report that became known as the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, which was published as the Tuskegee Experiment. When it was revealed that men in the study were not receiving medical care until penicillin became widely available, Buxtun, as well as others, raised questions about the study in 1968
- 1967 – 1967 – New York Police Department Serpico – 1967 – 1967 – Serpico – Serpico blew the whistle on corruption in the New York Police Department as a New York police detective. His research sparked an inquiry by the Knapp Commission, securing the entire department
- GE contracted GE during the B-1 Bomber's construction, 1970s – GM. Gravitt, a GE foreman for GE, has filed a lawsuit claiming that GE paid for work on the B-1 Bomber. Rather, GE had been focusing on other initiatives. Gravitt was fired shortly after he had submitted the report. His work loss resulted in a lawsuit and eventually legislation, making it easier for employees to file claims
Anyone working in the private sector, local or federal government, may file a lawsuit. Consumers, taxpayers, and the general population are all protected by their report, which ultimately shields consumers, taxpayers, and the general population. If they suspect suspicious activity causing fraud, abuse, or waste.
How to celebrate national whistelblower day on national whistelblower day
Learn more about those who report fraud, waste, and abuse. They also find the security that they need to get to them. Review your company or organization's ethics policies. Read about or watch documentaries on the subject of whistleblowers. We found a few for you to review: We found a few for you to try:
- Silenced directed by James Spione is directed by James Spione
- Tom Mueller's Crisis of Conscience by Tom Mueller Conscience in Conscience
- Tarek F. Maassarani and Tom Devine's Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth by Tarek F. Maassarani and Tom Devine. The Corporate Whistleblower's Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth by Tarek F. Maassarani and Tom Devine
To post on social media, use the hashtag #NationalWhistleblowerDay.
History of a national whistleblower day in the United States has spanned decades
The Continental Congress passed a landmark and unanimous resolution on July 30th, 1778, the day the Continental Congress passed a landmark and unanimous resolution. The resolution paid tribute to ten sailors and marines who spoke out against their commander's mistreatment of his office by their commander. The Founding Fathers said it was the responsibility of all Americans to "provide the first evidence to Congress or other appropriate authority of any misconduct, fraud, or misdemeanors." In modern terms, it is an American necessity to report misconduct when they suspect it. In 2013, the United States Senate first recognized National Whistleblower Day. In 2013, the United States Senate first recognized National Whistleblower Day.