Your Speak Up Stories

Have you experienced or seen wrongdoing at work but feel afraid to raise it? Have you spoken up but faced retaliation? Speak Up is a platform which allows to share your story on a no-names basis. We want industry decision makers to become aware of the pressures and fears good employees like you face. This is a first step to addressing the wrongdoing within.

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Suspended from my job, for speaking against corruption in a seminar on the UN Anti-corruption day of 9th December.

I was the Program Coordinator/Counselor/Learning Disability Specialist/School Psychologist for a Community College. My job per the Chancellor’s office was to keep up with all new court decisions, ensure compliance for the college and the students. Provide academic accommodation s per

This might be a long one so bear with me. I worked for a recruitment company a few years ago which was owned by a brother and sister. There were a number of serious HR issues that went on that

Dear Line Manager, For the times you treated your full and part time staff differently, I forgive you. For the time you initiated a team discussion about the effects and risks of treating an increasing number of bariatric patients without

I worked for a large locally respected Hospice charity for almost 20yrs. At the time of raising my concern I had worked for the specialist outpatients service for over 10yrs, with the same team and line manager. (2 part timers

I was recently let go from a company that called their bonus program the “best in the industry”. For some project managers and executives, the bonus program was very financially rewarding. They were supported with a staff of employees and

After working in Massachusetts schools for over 20 years with only positive evaluations a superintendent, misrepresented then denied my request for a reasonable accommodation. I sent a letter correcting his misrepresentation that he said he received but after he failed

“I am writing this open letter because I want people to understand what abuse feels like, from my point of view anyway.  I want people to know that you can’t “Just tell someone” I told and I want to make you aware

A new team took over the management of a bank, and eased out most of the old timers. The unwritten policy was that appointment/transfers to corporate office had to be approved by the head honcho. Somehow, I had landed in

I worked for an established asset management firm for a number of decent years. My CEO was known as the Iron Lady of the firm. No opinion is good enough if it was not hers or of any of her

Here’s an imaginary blueprint for how my ‘super corrupt’ former boss operated: ADS 1. Insist on being the final say guy for ads, regardless of staff opinions. Ensure bulk of ad expenditure goes to one entity (Entity C), whose key

ARE ORGANISATIONAL POLICIES WORTH THE PAPER THEY’RE WRITTEN ON? In 2002, while working nights at a Hospice, I raised a concern about unsafe practices of storage and dispensing on Controlled Drugs, which were imposed on us by day managers who