By Terrance M. Booysen and peer reviewed by David Loxton (Chief Executive Officer: Africa Forensics & Cyber)
Theory and practice can be worlds apart, and unsurprisingly, in the realm of morality and ethics, the divide between the two is often clearly pronounced. While it may be easy for employees to claim that they would without question report any observations of fraud, corruption, or other impropriety being perpetrated in the workplace, it may not be that easy for them to do so in practice. Would their job be jeopardised? Would they lose their means of supporting themselves, their family and extended family? And what implications would it have for their chances of securing future employment, not to mention the social implications and, in more high-profile cases, the media and social media interest?