14th September, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
Firms may be interested to hear that more than 3/4 of workers would turn a blind eye to malpractice and fail to report it to their managers.
According to a study by the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST), more than two-thirds of workers have no idea that legislation is in place to protect them should they decide to blow the whistle on an offender.
Julian Heathcote Hobbins, general counsel, FAST, said: “Not only are workers seemingly completely unaware of their rights in the workplace when it comes to doing the right thing, the worrying message that is coming out of this research is that ‘we do not care’.”
13% stated that they would not report illicit behaviour to protect their jobs, 22% because they did not wish to be seen as a whistleblower and almost half simply did not care about malpractice in the workplace.
Last month, a poll by Monster Worldwide found that just 27% of employees would report a serious underperformer to management, even if the team’s success were on the line.