Hero or pariah? A whistleblower’s dilemma

Whistleblowing is not for the faint-hearted. Careers can be ruined, marriages strained, and pariah status is almost guaranteed. Nevertheless, a whistleblower from software company Autonomy decided to step forward and tell their new bosses at Hewlett Packard about alleged financial irregularities in the business. HP has since written off $8.8bn (£5.5bn) from the value of Autonomy which it bought for $10bn less than a year earlier, and informed the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission. As for the whistleblower, rather than facing the sack, he or she could be entitled to a multimillion-dollar payout thanks to new US laws. Read more in The Guardian here.

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