Speaking up can court more risk than reward

Executive Summary

For a lucky few, whistleblowing has brought fortune, if not fame: Seven people earned a total of $32 million in fiscal 2014. But for most whistleblowers, speaking out poses terrible risks and carries a steep price to careers. One financial writer warned they can expect to “go through years of harassment and financial hardship.” The statistics bear that assessment out.

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DOI: 10.1177/2374556815579662