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Why whistleblowers need protection

A new EU directive grants new legal rights to those reporting corporate and government misbehaviour.

A new EU directive grants new legal rights to those reporting corporate and government misbehaviour.

Ed Butler asks David Lewis, professor of employment law at Middlesex University, how significant the new legal framework is and why it was needed.

Plus we replay an interview from 2016 in which lawyer Mychal Wilson retells his early experiences as a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company in Los Angeles, and why he blew the whistle on underhand practices. And practicing Louisiana doctor William LaCorte talks about his reputation as a serial whistleblower - making tens of millions of dollars from exposing the wrongdoing of big pharma and hospitals.

(Picture: Whistle hanging in front of blue background; Credit: thomas-bethge/Getty Images)

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