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House passes legislation to protect FBI whistle-blowers: Will this protection encourage more whistle-blowers to come forward?

  • Whistle-blower protection law will generate more whistle-blowers

    If the new House Legislation to protect FBI whistle-blowers becomes law then there will surely be more whistle-blowers. FBI whistle-blowers will only come forward with the assurance of legislation protecting them from retaliation. Jobs are very hard to come by in this economy and the fear of being fired is a big disincentive to whistle-blowers. Therefore, legislation protecting whistle-blowers form being fired will cause more people to come forward.

  • Yes, i agree.

    The law will actually encourage more whistle-blowers to come forward. 25 years ago today, the Whistle-blower Protection Act of 1989 was signed into law. The Whistleblower Protection Act was the result of years of efforts to protect federal employees from retaliation. It has some challenges though, but it is working.

  • In theory it would.

    The House passing legislation that protects FBI whistle-blowers will encourage more whistle-blowers to come forward.This is because potential whistle-blowers would feel that there would be more protection for them if they did.Although, the issue of whether whistle-blowers would actually be more protected in application is debatable, it would as a whole make some more confident in coming forward.

  • Yes, new legislation passed by the House will encourage more whistle-blowers to come forward.

    Yes, new legislation passed by the House of Representatives to protect FBI whistle-blowers will encourage more of them to come forward. Without these protections, potential whistle-blowers would be afraid to speak out, lest they be fired, ostracized, or forced to seek refuge in other countries like Edward Snowden had to.

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