What is a whistleblower?
A whistleblower can either be a client, staff member or other external party, intending to disclose information about conduct of Shout-It-Now, fellow employee/s of Shout-It-Now, a member of management or partners of Shout-It-Now.
What is whistleblowing?
Whistleblowing is raising a concern about perceived/ potential wrongdoing within an organisation.
What should be disclosed?
A disclosure is about revealing information on the conduct of the employer, fellow employee/s, member of management and is not limited to matters of a financial nature and includes but is not limited to:
- A criminal offence;
- Failure to comply with a legal obligation;
- Miscarriage of justice; or
- Unfair discrimination.
If you are an employee of Shout, minor issues can be reported to an immediate supervisor/manager. A disclosure differs from a grievance in that a grievance is regarding a human resources or payroll-related problem that an individual has, such as queries on leave calculations, pension or the behaviour of a colleague. All grievances of employees should be submitted to Human Resources.
Will I get into trouble if I make a disclosure?
No. If a disclosure is made in good faith, there will not be any negative consequences to you. Whistleblowers are protected by law. All acts of victimisation against whistleblowers are illegal.
How do I make a disclosure anonymously?
• Use your own device/s and flash drives;
• Do not connect to your work network;
• Do not print or scan documents;
• Do not use credit cards; create a new email for this disclosure;
• Purchase a prepaid sim card that you could use to SMS, WhatsApp and call from; or
• No profile photos or social media must be linked to the sim card.