Why Companies Need a Whistleblower PolicyWhistleblower Advocate Charles Middleton Offers Fraud-Fighting Insights
Companies should have policies in place that encourage whistleblowers to call attention to fraud and ensure their jobs remain secure when they make revelations, says attorney Charles Middleton, a whistleblower advocate.
Middleton also encourages companies to hire those who have made whistleblower revelations at previous employers. "If companies have a policy of actively looking for whistleblowers, corruption will come down tremendously," he says.
In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Middleton also discusses:
- Why whistleblowers play an important role in fighting fraud;
- Important lessons from major whistleblower cases;
- How to formulate a good whistleblower policy.
Middleton is an international tax lawyer based in West Palm Beach, Florida, with a practice focused on whistleblower advocacy. He formerly was a senior officer at GE, Caterpillar, Walmart and Oxbow.