The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is teaming up with leading voices in whistleblower protection in an upcoming virtual panel.
On February 17th, IACA’s “Whistleblower Protection in Action: How to Shield Workplace Witnesses from Retaliation” event will educate viewers on “many time-tested tactics to best protect employees, while ensuring their reports of misconduct are properly investigated and remedied,” according to event hosts.
Kohn, Kohn, and Colapinto founding partner Stephen M. Kohn will be joined by Boris Vukasinovic, Deputy Director the Montenegro Agency for Prevention of Corruption, as the two headlining speakers. Mark Worth from the European Center for Whistleblower Rights will be moderating.
“New whistleblower laws are being passed all over the world, but attorneys and activists need real-life skills to fight back against witness retaliation,” Worth said. “There’s a lot more to winning than knowing the law. We’ll share our successful techniques.”
Kohn, the most published author on whistleblower law, will speak on the importance of taking measures that diminish the chance of employer retribution.
“Retaliation against whistleblowers creates a massive chilling effect on people willing to report corruption,” Kohn said. “When people know their rights, the chance of blowing the whistle without vengeance increases dramatically. The key to success is making sure citizens, as well the public officials in charge of whistleblower protection, understand how these rights work in real-life situations. This course is essential to achieve this success.”
“If you deal with whistleblowers, work on whistleblower cases, or design whistleblower protection systems, this discussion will give you valuable insights that will help you achieve success and justice,” Khusraw Parwez, IACA’s Academic Programmes Coordinator, said.
This is a free event open to the public. Registration is mandatory: Register for free here.