More whistle-blowing in US - from home

The surge in whistle-blowing in the US started gaining traction in March last year when Covid-19 forced millions to work from home. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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(BLOOMBERG) - You would think that working from home means less trouble at work and less office politics. But the work-from-home phenomenon has triggered fresh frustration for US corporations: workers there are blowing the whistle on their employers like never before.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received 6,900 tips alleging white-collar malfeasance in the fiscal year that ended Sept 30, a 31 per cent jump from the previous 12-month record.

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