|Title||Whistleblower protection: a comparative study of South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States of America.|
|Authors/Creators||Fathimath Azka Mohamed (TP052097)|
This research paper explores the legislative efforts taken by South Africa, United States of America and United Kingdom in providing legal protections to the whistle-blowers. This area has been a widely debated topic due to the vast acknowledgement on the importance of whistle-blowers in exposing criminal activities and misconducts occurring in organizations to ensure better corporate governance of the organizations. The whistleblowing legislations were compared against the attributes of the international best practice on whistleblowing to find out it is in accordance to the standards. This paper is focused on four broad areas which are important for an effective whistleblowing legislation which are (1) scope of legislation (2) disclosure mechanism (3) protection mechanisms and (4) remedies and relief. In this research it was found that despite United States of America and United Kingdom being known for having comprehensive whistleblowing legislations they both have loopholes and in comparison, South Africa was not doing bad either.
|Supervisor||Geetha A. Rubasundram|
|Institution||Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)|
|School||Graduate School of Business|
|No. of pages||74|
|Refereed||Yes, this version has been refereed|
A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirement of Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation for the award of the degree of Master of Accounting In Forensic Analysis (UCMF1808AFA).
Whistle blowing ; Law ; Legislation ; Employee ; Employer ; Corporate governance ; Whistle blower protection mechanism ; Legislative reforms.
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