Most companies would not intentionally commit fraud, yet they routinely support fraud by blackballing whistleblowers. This is not an abstract problem. The big 4 accounting firms (Deloitte, PWC, EY and KPMG) employ over a million people. Zero are known whistleblowers. I wrote to 50 partners in each of the big 4 firms and challenged them to defend their record on blackballing. They didn’t even try. I have been looking for about a year, and I cannot find a single example of a major company hiring a whistleblower. I found an RBS position called “Head of Whistleblowing and Speak Up.” The person in that position is not a whistleblower. The Fortune 500 has about 25 million employees – not one is a known whistleblower. Blackballing is real.
I ran into an old business colleague. I said “I haven’t seen you around. How come you haven’t been in the game?” He said “I was blackballed.” A week later I saw him come out of a sexual assault victims support group. I asked him what happened. He said “I already told you. I was blackballed. Tyrone teabagged me.”