Whistleblower and Hotline Programs

Whistleblower and Hotline Programs

When and where it is implemented, an internal whistleblower hotline is a critical component of a company’s anti-fraud program, as tips are consistently the most common method of detecting fraud. It is more critical than ever that organizations have effective whistleblower hotlines as part of their corporate compliance programs so employees and other company stakeholders such as vendors and customers are motivated and encouraged to report suspected unethical or unlawful conduct internally rather than to first turn to regulators or other government entities.