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Whistleblowers deterred by company culture

Research by law firm Freshfields has found that despite   whistleblowing becoming more standardised practice in workplaces around the world organisational culture still deters large numbers of employees from taking this step.

​In a survey of 2,500 business managers in USA, Asia and Europe whilst only 13% claim that their employers are discouraging whistleblowing, 55% of participants stated that they and their co-workers would be deterred from whistleblowing by concerns that it would damage their career prospects or reputation. This is a particularly significant deterrent in the UK (58%).