A whistleblower is a person who discloses internal grievances of an organization in the public interest. Whistleblowers are usually em- ployees who learn of illegal internal activities as a result of insider information and subsequently make these abuses public or report them to the authorities. The consequence of this can be damage to the reputation of the company or individual concerned. From a legal perspective, the establishment of a whistleblowing system is also recommended for Swiss companies.
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