This toolkit was developed by Dr. Liezl Groenewald at The Ethics Institute
(TEI) based on an understanding of the emotional journey of blowing the whistle and the retaliation often experienced by those who chose to speak up. This is coupled with TEI’s knowledge of what constitutes good practice to prevent retaliation and protect whistleblowers in organisations. The purpose of this toolkit is two-fold, namely:
• to guide organisations seeking to protect whistleblowers in their organisations against all forms of retaliation for speaking up; and
• to guide whistleblowers to protect themselves from retaliation and, when retaliation for speaking up has occurred, provide them with steps to follow to mitigate the retaliation.