Immigration whistleblower could face the sack

An
immigration service whistleblower could be sacked at a formal disciplinary
hearing.

Civil
servant Steve Moxon could lose his job after revealing that key checks were
being waived for visa applicants from EU accession countries.

His
remarks triggered an argument that eventually led to the resignation of
immigration minister Beverly Hughes.

Moxon
was made to explain his actions in April before a Home Office HR boss.

He
said he was now being given a chance to put forward his side of the story, and
react to a Home Office report on his actions.

Moxon
said that even if he wasn’t sacked, he would not go back to work at the Home
Office.

He
said the Home Office report concluded that he had acted reasonably, but his
revelations were not covered by the Public Interest Disclosure Act.

The
Act protects whistleblowers if they reveal confidential information that is in
the public interest.

By Jessica Devonport

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