Regardless of jurisdiction, you are likely to work on cases that originated from whistleblowers, and there are an increasing number of whistleblower protection laws throughout the world. To help your clients and organization avoid retaliation claims, you must be familiar with these laws. You should also know how to develop, implement and improve organizational whistleblower programs. Among the most critical aspects of a whistleblower program is a proper reporting mechanism, and this course includes instructions on setting up mechanisms and evaluating their effectiveness.
In this course, you will learn about whistleblower issues as they relate to the anti-fraud profession including the many pitfalls in whistleblowing cases and how to avoid or mitigate those issues.
- Necessary precautions to avoid claims of retaliations from whistleblowers
- Legal protections that may apply to whistleblowers during a fraud examination
- Information-gathering techniques when working with whistleblowers
- The fraud examiner's role in a whistleblower case
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You Will Learn How To:
- Identify the various roles that fraud examiners might play in fraud cases involving whistleblowers
- Recall the elements of an effective whistleblower program
- Recognize the legal protections that might apply during a fraud examination
- Ascertain the precautions necessary for organizations to mitigate and avoid retaliation claims
- Determine the best strategy for developing useful information from whistleblowers
- Identify the options and risks that a potential whistleblower should consider
ADVANCED PREPARATION: NONE
FIELD OF STUDY: SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 2020
DELIVERY METHOD: QAS SELF-STUDY
Table of Contents:
- Lesson 1: Fraud Examiners’ Roles in Whistleblowing
- Lesson 2: Fraud-Related Whistleblower Protections
- Lesson 3: Whistleblower Programs
- Lesson 4: Handling Whistleblowers in Fraud Examinations
- Lesson 5: Guidance for Potential Whistleblowers
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