• It's about sending the message

    I believe that rewarding whistle-blowers will send a clear message and set a tone that the company is really working towards a better governance and that perpetrators should beware that their company won't support them. And secondly, Those who are not benefited in speaking up will be more encouraged in doing so.

  • Whistle blowers should be rewarded for the risks they take in exposing corruption.

    Yes whistle blowers should be rewarded for the risks they take in exposing corruption and wrong doing in the worlds of business and government. They risk their careers and incomes to bring the facts of wrong doing in to the light of day. It's only fair that they be rewarded for taking that risk.

  • Well yes the should

    I do think they deserve some sort of financial compensation for whistle blowing. They did put their jobs, reputation and things like that on the line. I don't know that it should be a crazy insanely high amount, but I do think that they deserve at least a decent amount

  • Whistleblowers should be incentivised to expose bad practice.

    Many people fear blowing the whistle on corrupt or poor practice in their place of employment because they fear the financial consequences for themselves and their families. This can lead to a culture of silence and a continuation on immoral corporate behaviour. Financial incentives could help to remove their fears about financial consequences.

  • Whistleblowers should be compensated

    Whistleblowers risk their life and livelihood when they do blow the whistle, so they should be compensated. They will be unable to get another job in the same sector, will lose any benefits they may have had like medical and pensions and won't get a reference from their employer. The compensation would allow them to have a fresh start.

  • It's not all about money

    Rather than giving money to whistleblowers, They should have the conficence that they don't put their jobs but specially lives at risk. They need more support from the company and legal protection. With this the company send the message the normal thing to do is to whistleblow and not that is something extraordinary.

  • Endangering local economy or companies themselves.

    In general I like the thought of incentivizing whistleblowers either by government or companies. But would this have a negative impact on e. G. A countries local economy because foreign companies are scared to do business due to the risk of damaging the reputation? If companies incentivize their employees blowing the whistle it might endanger the company depending on the size of the problems which surface.

  • It's not all about the money

    For some individuals, Money works as the best motivator. However, Raising a problem is usually not done for financial reasons. In fact, Being involved in a shady scheme actually provides more rewards than any possible financial gain.
    What needs to be reinforced is the "do the right thing" attitude, Regardless of the possible rewards.

  • Safety issue more essential than finance reward for the whistle blower

    The whistle blower may face risks of being physically attacked by the one being reported or losing the job in the company. Hence, Related regulation to protect safety or legal rights as an employee at company will be necessary. Comparing to loosing job, Financial reward is much less essential for the whistle blowers.

  • Makes this activity centered around Money

    Fundamentally, Incentivizing the activity with financial rewards is prone to corrupt practices. If the whistleblowers have financial incentives in mind, There are more likely to compromise on Ethics and values, And this whole idea might incentivize the whistleblower to strike for a better deal with the corrupt agencies and the issue may never see the daylight.

    In the current scenario, Whistleblower brings the issue to light only because they are passionate about the cause in general and want to make a difference.

  • Financial reward should not be given for doing a right thing.

    We think every person should report any wrongdoing if he/she encounters it based on individual moral code. There is no reason to provide financial reward because people will tend to report both wrong and right things in order to get the money. This would jeopardise the whole whistleblowing process and become bias and "profitable".
    However, They should receive support and protection from government and organisations, There should not be any backlash against them.

    Posted by: BTIS
  • Anonymity is key, Not financial reward

    If financial gain is the main motivator is could lead to problems, Like lying, Counter measures by the guilty company, And essentially whistleblowing for the wrong reasons. Instead, Anonymity should be guaranteed and some form of protection for the whistleblowers in order for them to avoid the negative consequences of whistleblowing.

  • Money is the best thing to encourage corruption

    Money is very volatile motivation. People shouldn't be motivated by money. Snowden, for example, never exposed the NSA for a financial gain. It was ideological, or moral. It was his conscience, at least on paper.

    Money generally makes things worse when it comes to honesty and so on. They need legal protection - it's preposterous that they can be hunted legally - but money will only make things complicated. How would you give out the money? What constitutes a legitimate claim? How would you decide who got the money? What amounts? Would a bigger revelation give more money, and if so, how would you police false claims? What if somebody gave out information that causes people to get killed just to get money?

    Too many variables.

  • Whistleblowers need legal protection, not financial security.

    Whistle blowers should receive public support and legal protection. There is no reason for the company or the united states to pay out to an individual for exposing something illegal. If the person was wronged or lost income due to the crime, then there are ALREADY practices in place to provide that individual with income. For example, a whistleblower can sue the company for its wrongdoings, or receive unemployment if they are relieved from their position.

    Incentivizing whistleblowing only increases the odds that someone will "twist" the truth to expose an otherwise legitimate company.

    Like I said earlier, whistleblowing is an act that should be supported by the public, not the mint.

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