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Whistleblowing

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by kazzmaniandevil, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. kazzmaniandevil

    kazzmaniandevil New commenter

    Is it worth it?

    Opinions ?
     
  2. Easyasabc

    Easyasabc Occasional commenter

    Depends what it is about.

    More often iy is better to see the Union and let them deal with it. The issue for 'whistleblowers' is that they potentially become targets by those who they are accusing.
     
  3. CWadd

    CWadd Star commenter

    The lack of context makes answering this impossible.
     
  4. TrueFaith

    TrueFaith New commenter

    It all depends on your concerns, how easy they are to verify and how vulnerable your position may well be following the whistleblowing.

    Speak to your union and see what their advice is.
     
  5. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Well.... if at the end of a career... and it is the right thing to do. Yes.

    However if you rely on teaching for your livelihood... maybe not a wise thing to do. If determined search for an anonymous route....safety first.
     
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  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Will it keep people safe and not doing so would endanger them? Yes? Then do it.
    Otherwise no, not worth it.
     
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  7. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    If it would genuinely improve lives and working conditions and it would impact on you negatively, then probably yes.

    If it’s revenge, then no. Especially if you want to keep your job or get another one.
     
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  8. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Did you mean to add a 'not' in your sentence?
     
  9. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Oops, I did. Thank you C to B!
     
  10. afterdark

    afterdark Senior commenter

    Tell us a little more. Otherwise the question is too vague.
     
  11. starlightexpress

    starlightexpress Occasional commenter

    “Worth it” implies gaining something.

    Whistleblowing is for concerns. It’s quite defined.

    If concerned regarding something then you weigh up what the risks are. These are for individuals and organisation and might be around a range of issues.

    Also, is another process the more appropriate route? For example, grievance of raising informally.

    I would hope, if the the whistleblower had appropriate agenda and raising a genuine concern in the appropriate way, then they would be protected by nature of the process.

    As others have said, we’d need more information.
     
  12. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Child protection yes.

    Otherwise depends
     
  13. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    If it concerns Leadership, Management or policy, then, tempting though it may be, I don’t think you would come through the experience unscathed. It’s hard to be certain of anonymity, especially if things progress.
    Try to vent your frustrations in a less dangerous way - do you have a friend or a partner who can listen patiently when you need to express your exasperation?
    It’s hard, but at work I suggest you keep your head down and don’t rock the boat - if you want to keep your job and stay in teaching.
     
  14. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Lead commenter

    Impossible to say if it's worth it without more information, but gut feeling is - if it concerns serious safeguarding, bullying, or if anyone is in danger, then it might be necessary. If not - walk away.
     

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