Accountancyage.com examines whistleblowing act.
The introduction of the Public Interest Disclosure Act was intended
But the results of a CIMA survey this week revealed that the majority of accountants feel the protection offered by the Act is inadequate.
The report found that the Act, as currently drawn up, would not encourage employees to exercise their moral judgement when it came to unethical behaviour in the office.
This was in spite of a recent high-profile case in which accountant Antonio Fernandes, who was sacked after blowing the whistle on his employer Netcom Consultants UK, was awarded £300,000 in damages. To read the full story of the CIMA findings and other ethics issues, go to