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The experience of whistleblowers in the workplace: A sexual harassment perspective


Marican, Sabitha (2006) The experience of whistleblowers in the workplace: A sexual harassment perspective. In: Fourth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanites, 3rd July - 6th July 2006, University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Sexual harassment is devastating.It damages people, destroys careers, and a high costs to organizations.Whistle blowing towards sexual harassment is one of the ways to curb such unethical behaviors at workplace This paper in particular focuses on the factors related to whistleblower’s experience and anticipation towards complaining sexual harassment behaviors at workplace. It uses a meta critique approach based on various studies that was conducted among public sector employees.The discussion will bring forward the findings related to experience and anticipation of whistleblowers, in particular the refusal to take complaints seriously, risk to the complainant and the lack of meaningful sanctions for the perpetrator and the importance of social support in the organization.Finally various strategies in encouraging whistleblowers towards sexual harassment will be discussed in an effort to create a healthy and ethical workplace.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Gender, Organization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2014 07:32
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2014 07:32
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10340

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