It was in January 2017 that Fredrik Gunnarsson chose to turn to the media when no one at his workplace listened. He had then worked as an official at the old Region Västerbotten and requested an independent review of the authority. This when he had experienced shortcomings and it had also emerged that several rulers were Freemasons and had a close relationship.
Why did you dare tell me about the deficiencies you experienced?
- I probably didn't reflect on whether I dared or not. I started to formulate the problems I saw internally and when I got no response to it I raised it in the media, says Fredrik Gunnarsson."We must always have the scrutiny look"
Fredrik does not believe that there are any waterproof systems.
- As employees and citizens, we must always have the scrutiny of our common affairs. It is where and is one's responsibility, he says.
SVT News Västerbotten has been in contact with those responsible at Region Västerbotten who choose not to comment on the incident and refers to it as a personnel matter. Fredrik Gunnarsson does not work in the workplace.
In the clip above, Fredrik talks about what happened when he criticized his former employer.