NAVEX Global’s Whistleblowing, Reporting & Retaliation course teaches employees why they should report complaints internally, and educates managers on how to properly handle complaints.

Learners explore your organization’s specific reporting procedures, the obligation to speak up and the rule against retaliation.

New laws and recent cases have changed both the breadth and scope of whistleblower protections and retaliation claims. Dodd-Frank’s controversial bounty hunter program threatens internal reporting systems, incenting employees to report directly to the government. The U.S. Supreme Court has been actively expanding retaliation protections, which is already the #1 claim filed with the EEOC. NAVEX Global’s training can help your organization to mitigate these risks and establish powerful legal defenses.


  • Created in close partnership with Littler
  • Addresses a wide array of laws including Dodd-Frank, SOX, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the FCPA, and the False Claims Act
  • Distributes and tracks your policies
  • Features video with interactive Q&A exercises (Audio and text versions available)
  • Fully customizable 
  • Endorsed by SHRM

Time and Delivery

Course Options

  • Standard 45-50 minute manager-only course.
  • Basic 25-30 minute course for both employees and managers.

Delivery Options
Host on NAVEX Global’s robust and scalable LMS
Host on your own standards-compliant LMS (AICC and SCORM)

Three Concise Training Formats Explore Critical Lessons

Three powerful training formats draw learners into an engaging, realistic and impactful training experience.

  • Part One provides managers and employees with foundational learning on the importance of making an internal complaint. Set as a TV news show, this section puts lessons into a vivid, real-world context. Interactive exercises teach employees how and when to speak up, and about the rule against retaliation.
  • In Part Two, managers will explore their special responsibilities with an interactive news challenge, sharing information, earning rewards and keeping notes along the way. Managers learn how to spot and properly respond to a complaint, and how to prevent and address suspected retaliation.
  • Part Three highlights your policies with NAVEX Global’s innovative Policy in Action™ tool. Learners search your policies to find answers to your custom interactive questions.

Whistleblowing Reporting and Retaliation

Interactive exercises teach employees how and when to speak up, and about the rule against retaliation.

Practical, Relevant Content by Top Legal Experts

NAVEX Global’s courseware is built on the experience of more than 1,000 attorneys at Littler, the world's largest employment law firm. Developed in close partnership with Littler’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation Practice Group, every element of our training is crafted to deliver rock solid legal content, meaningfully impact employee behavior, address the latest trends, create powerful legal defenses, and withstand intense courtroom scrutiny.

Whistleblowing, Reporting & Retaliation Basics for Managers & Employees:

  • Employer reporting policies and procedures
  • The obligation to make an internal report
  • What should be reported
  • How to seek advice and guidance
  • The benefits of internal reporting
  • The protection against retaliation

Whistleblowing, Reporting & Retaliation for Managers Only:

  • How to create a work environment that is receptive to reports of suspected misconduct
  • How to spot a complaint
  • How to properly respond to a complaint
  • When to escalate a complaint to an internal resource
  • The manager’s role in an internal investigation
  • The strict prohibition against retaliation
  • Tips for preventing and addressing suspected retaliation