With all that’s going in Washington these days, the word “whistleblower” is a term we’re hearing more and more. But what is a whistleblower? Is it a disgruntled employee with a personal or political axe to grind? Is it, as synonyms suggest, a rat, a snitch, a tattletale? Or is it someone who sees something unethical or illegal and chooses to put him or herself at risk to act in the public interest? On today’s show, we’re going to talk to Amy Oppenheimer, a former administrative judge who has over 35 years investigating all kinds of workplace complaints and who sheds light on the complexities of being inside the investigation of workplace misconduct.
Amy Oppenheimer has over 35 years of experience in employment law, as an attorney, investigator, arbitrator, mediator and trainer. She is also a retired administrative law judge. Her areas of expertise include investigating and preventing workplace harassment and discrimination, and responding to allegations of harassment, retaliation, whistleblower claims, discrimination and other forms of workplace misconduct.