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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.
16 Apr 2019
The government is being urged to adopt new EU whistleblowing legislation, to avoid the risk of UK whistleblowers being left behind.
19 Mar 2019
After the government this month outlined plans to outlaw the unethical use of non-disclosures agreements, Michael Hibbs looks at situations...
15 Mar 2019
Consultant editor Darren Newman considers whistleblowing in the NHS, focusing on the public interest test and the danger of working...
4 Mar 2019
Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses that attempt to conceal harassment and discrimination could be made unlawful under proposals announced by government.
20 Feb 2019
Independent investigations into misconduct at both Amnesty International and Oxfam suggest that toxic workplace cultures can have serious consequences. What...
11 Jan 2019
Which employment law decisions will shape 2019? We outline six of the most significant cases in the pipeline – from...
13 Nov 2018
A judge who is attempting to be recognised as a “worker”, therefore entitling her to certain employment rights, is taking...
23 Oct 2018
Whistleblowing support charity Protect celebrates its 25th anniversary with a benchmarking tool that aims to help organisations build trust and...
22 Oct 2018
Two individual directors have been held liable for the unfair sacking of a whistleblower for the first time, in a...
16 Oct 2018
Allegations of misconduct that enter the public eye can ruin corporate reputations and mark an end to executive careers. HR...
17 Sep 2018
Ofgem has been accused by two whistleblowers of exploiting national security laws to prevent them airing concerns over projects involving...
13 Sep 2018
UK employees take a more lenient approach than the European average to questionable workplace behaviour...
25 Jul 2018
In light of the malicious payroll data breach at Morrisons carried out by a disgruntled employee in 2014, and more...
4 Jun 2018
The GMB has announced that it will take legal action against three Amazon delivery companies over their classification of drivers...