blow the whistle

phrase

  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law

Definitions of blow the whistle

  • (of an employee) to report some form of wrongdoing in the workplace to an authority or other organization. In many jurisdictions, whistleblowers are protected by law and cannot be victimized by their employer.

    UK firms that fix prices or engage in other anti-competitive behaviour can get immunity if they blow the whistle, the Office of Fair Trading has offered.

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