Bribery, corruption, economic crime and unethical conduct are an unfortunate and often familiar reality for many South African businesses.
It takes the courage of whistle-blowers to stop wrongdoing and fight for what is right. But, often whistle-blowers are fearful, unsure of their rights and worried about potential backlash or possible dismissal. Questions often asked are:
You want to do the right thing but don’t know where to start. What if you could have legal advice and explanations, who to call, what to do and when to do it – all on an easy-to-use app that you can download right now?
Well, now you do. The Whistleblowing Without Fear app was created to empower you with the right information so you can speak up against wrongdoing without fear. After all, knowledge is power and with this app you will know exactly:
PLUS you also get a comprehensive list of specialists and organisations you could call if you need further help.
For example, did you know that in South Africa, you are protected by various pieces of legislation, of which the most prominent is the Protected Disclosures Act No. 26 of 2000 (‘PDA’)? Did you know there are many success stories of our Courts protecting whistle-blowers, through the PDA? This protection includes re-instatement of whistle-blowers with backpay, compensation to the whistle-blower, having the victimising employer pay the legal costs for the whistle-blower, overturning a suspension, prohibiting a disciplinary hearing and many more. Download the app now to gain peace of mind.