What Are You Supposed To Do Or Not Do When Blowing The Whistle?
Raise and Report the concern as per Company Policy

Read the Company Policy for Whistle-blowing before you raise your concern and adhere to the procedures mentioned in the Policy to report your concern..

Don't take matters into your own hands.

Taking matters into your own hands is a risky decision that can expose you to dangerous wrongdoers. Report the matter and not investigate into it.

Keep a record of your whistleblowing and follow up.

To the extent possible, consider putting your concern in writing and follow the same up with a letter or an email.

Draft Complaint carefully.

Provide complete, accurate and proper details about the case in your complaint. Conduct yourself professionally while choosing the words for drafting the complaint.

Don't blow the whistle unless you have all the facts.

Remember, you must have strong evidence before making any allegations. Otherwise, you will lose the case. Moreover, analyse the consequences that may occur if you report the wrongdoer.

Consult Other Whistle-blowers.

Consulting other whistle-blowers (if you know) helps you understand the right strategies to take, especially if you are new to whistleblowing.

Establish support networks.

Whistleblowing can be an isolating experience. Therefore, it is advisable to seek support from friends and family.

Maintain a strong moral compass.

Never be influenced by other people's views. Trust your opinions.

Do take and preserve evidence.

Document your evidence. Write down any potential witnesses and facts. Ensure you collect all the information legally and share it as per the law.

Maintain confidentiality.

Keep the knowledge of the matter restrictive to yourself and share/disclose the same very carefully with only relevant people and strictly on "need to know" basis.

Don't blow the Whistle with a wrong intent.

Do not raise concern for an ulterior motive such as revenge or for personal financial / reputational gain.