Some people who complained about bullying at work claimed that it was due to reprisals after they reported concerns of wrongdoing.
40 per cent of those working in healthcare were penalised after raising their concerns, a rate far higher than an overall average of 24 per cent across all sectors.
Whistle-blowers from the policing sector reported similar rates of retaliation to healthcare at 38 per cent, with those working in banking and finance at 30 per cent.
The greatest number of complaints/calls came from the charities and NGO sector with health and education second and third.
There is an organisation, Transparency International Ireland, founded in 2004, an independent group campaigning against corruption, and for higher standards in public and corporate life:
There is a Speak Up helpline and they have published, in the last few years, a biennial Speak Up Report, based on anonymised information on those who approached that helpline for information, referral, or support. Their latest Speak Up Report was launched yesterday, Thursday, 9th December, and can be downloaded from TI’s home page, under the heading ‘Latest News’ or click the link below.
As a result of the launch, there has been some media attention. Here’s an article from The Irish Times:
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