Introduction to Whistleblowing, Reporting & Retaliation Training

New laws and recent cases have changed the breadth of protections against whistleblower retaliation. In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has actively expanded retaliation protections, and whistleblower retaliation claims now represent the number one claim filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). More than 40 federal laws—and many more at the state level—extend protections to employees who report suspected violations of the law. Highly-publicized whistleblowing protections and benefits, such as those available under Dodd-Frank’s controversial bounty hunter program, have created an increased need for organizations to educate their employees and managers about the internal mechanisms available for resolving complaints—as well as the need for whistleblower training and retaliation training.

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Reporting and Retaliation: News Story

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Reporting and Retaliation: MyReport

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Whistleblowing, Reporting & Retaliation Training COURSE VERSIONS

For Employees

The employee version of NAVEX Global’s online Whistleblowing, Reporting & Retaliation course is specifically designed to help build trust in an organization’s internal reporting procedures by educating employees about what and how to report—and assuring them that the organization prohibits retaliation.

COURSE VERSIONS & TIMES

Whistleblowing, Reporting & Retaliation Compliance Training (Employee)
25-30 minutes

Topics Covered in the Whistleblowing, Reporting & Retaliation Training Course for Employees

  • Obligation to understand and comply with the organization’s policies
  • Benefits of complying with the law and policy
  • Importance of making an immediate internal report about suspected misconduct
  • Negative consequences that can result from failing to make an internal report
  • Types of suspected misconduct that should be reported, including specific interactive experiences on revenue recognition, insider trading, government fraud and bribery
  • Making an internal report
  • Policy against retaliation
  • Importance of asking questions and seeking advice

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For Managers

The manager version of NAVEX Global’s online Whistleblowing, Reporting & Retaliation training is specifically designed to help managers learn how to spot issues and respond properly to complaints, avoid behaviors that create an increased risk of retaliation claims and help protect the organization’s culture and reputation. Learners explore each organization’s specific reporting procedures, the obligation to speak up and the rules against retaliation.

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Whistleblowing, Reporting & Retaliation Training (Manager)
45 - 50 minutes

Topics Covered in the Reporting and Retaliation Training Course for Managers

  • Obligation to understand and comply with the organization’s whistleblowing, reporting and retaliation policies
  • Benefits of complying with the law and with policies
  • Importance of making an immediate internal report about suspected misconduct
  • Negative consequences that can result from failing to make an internal report
  • Types of suspected misconduct that should be reported, including specific interactive experiences on revenue recognition, insider trading, government fraud and bribery
  • Making an internal report
  • Strict prohibition of retaliation
  • Importance of asking questions and seeking advice
  • Creating a work environment that is receptive to reports of suspected misconduct
  • Spotting and properly responding to complaints
  • Knowing when to escalate a complaint to an internal resource
  • Manager’s role in an internal investigation
  • Tips for preventing and addressing suspected retaliation

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RELATED BURSTS Short Training and Awareness Bursts on Anti-Retaliation and Whistleblower Training

Bursts are used to reinforce training lessons, raise topical awareness, stimulate employee conversation and expand coverage of risk areas. Bursts come in four different formats to address employees with different learning styles. To learn more about bursts and how they can be used as part of a cohesive training and awareness strategy visit our Burst Learning Page and download our Burst Learning User Guide.

Ethically Speaking: Ethically Speaking: If You See it, Say Something

The responses of real people in these unscripted street interviews will foster a better understanding of the importance of reporting suspected misconduct. This 5-8 minute burst prompts viewers to consider what constitutes misconduct, their responsibility to report all suspected misconduct, and where they can find resources for learning more about conduct expectations.

Ethics Street: Reporting & Retaliation

In this 5-8 minute humorous burst featuring a recurring cast of characters and an interactive branching exercise, learners explore the importance of reporting and the consequences of not speaking up, including the potential for misconduct to worsen, the consequences of remaining silent and the benefits of reporting. 

RELATED RESOURCES Resources for Managing Reporting and Retaliation Risk