In the latest edition of the Governance Institute of Australia's Governance Directions Journal, Stephen Millington provides insights into complying with legal obligations arising from a whistleblower complaint.
In the article, Stephen calls on his extensive experience working with companies facing whistleblower complaints to discuss the new obligations (effective 1 July 2019) that companies have to provide protection to whistleblower employees.
Stephen also provides corporate Australia with a step-by-step guide to establishing a rigorous whistleblower action plan, promoting the importance of a proactive approach to meeting legislative requirements and being prepared to deal with what happens after the 'whistle' blows.
"In my many years of working with companies facing whistleblower complaints, the organisations that thrived, in the long run, were those able to deal with the allegation with a cool head, and follow a rigorous and transparent process"
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