Whistleblowing

Employers should have a whistleblowing (protected disclosure) procedure for a worker to raise genuine concerns about a colleague’s conduct or the employer’s practices.

The procedure should allow for the worker to raise these concerns with a nominated person and set out the steps that the employer will take in response.

A disclosure will be protected if the employee reasonably believes that the disclosure is made in the public interest. Protections include the right not to be unfairly dismissed or to suffer a detriment for blowing the whistle.


Ofgem

Ofgem accused of threatening whistleblowers

Ofgem has been accused by two whistleblowers of exploiting national security laws to prevent them airing concerns over projects involving...

UK employees more lenient around ethics but more likely to report misconduct

13 Sep 2018

UK employees take a more lenient approach than the European average to questionable workplace behaviour...

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Why boardrooms must get a grip on occupational fraud

25 Jul 2018

In light of the malicious payroll data breach at Morrisons carried out by a disgruntled employee in 2014, and more...

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Courier deliver driver

Amazon delivery firms in employment status fight

4 Jun 2018

The GMB has announced that it will take legal action against three Amazon delivery companies over their classification of drivers...

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Whistleblower allegedly tied to a chair after speaking out

25 May 2018

A whistleblower who complained of a misogynistic and racist culture at a Scottish government department has claimed that she was...

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Staley, Barclays

Barclays CEO fined £642k over whistleblower probe

14 May 2018

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley was last week fined £642,430 for breaking rules by attempting to identify a whistleblower. The...

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Hermes “coerced” staff into misleading HMRC, manager claims

4 May 2018

HM Revenue and Customs is reportedly investigating allegations that delivery company Hermes trained managers to mislead tax officials about how...

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Jes Staley

Barclays CEO faces fines after whistleblowing probe

20 Apr 2018

City regulators are set to fine Barclays chief executive Jes Staley over his investigation of a whistleblower who breached their...

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Draft EU law seeks to bolster protections for whistleblowers

18 Apr 2018

Employees who blow the whistle on corporate malpractice would be given protected status, including legal aid and possible financial support,...

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Oxfam sex scandal spreads to UK charity shops

13 Feb 2018

The sex scandal engulfing Oxfam’s operations overseas has now extended to its charity shops in the UK, after its former...

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Presidents Club scandal: Is there any value in non-disclosure agreements?

9 Feb 2018

Reports of sexual harassment at the recent Presidents Club charity dinner form part of a worrying trend of unwanted behaviour...

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Six important employment law cases in 2017

28 Jul 2017

The decision by the Supreme Court that the employment tribunal fees system is unlawful may be one of the most...

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Whistleblowing: Court of Appeal rules on “public interest” test

12 Jul 2017

The Court of Appeal has delivered its judgment in the important whistleblowing case of Chesterton Global Ltd and another v...

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Whistleblowing: Key Court of Appeal case considers “public interest” test

9 Jun 2017

The Court of Appeal has heard the appeal in the important whistleblowing case Chesterton Global Ltd (t/a Chesterton Humberts) and...

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NHS whistleblowers to be protected when applying for new jobs

20 Mar 2017

NHS whistleblowers will receive greater legal protection if they decide to apply for a new job, according to proposals published...

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