In recent years we have acted for employees and workers to bring high value claims against their employer. Some have resulted in 6 figure settlements.
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What is Whistleblowing?
Whistleblowing is when an employee suspects there is some wrongdoing at their place of work and brings it either to their employer’s attention or to the attention of a regulator or law enforcement agency. This called ‘making a public interest disclosure’ and means employees and workers are protected by law.
Disclosures must be about one of the following:
- A criminal offence
- Damage to the environment
- Breach of a legal obligation
- Miscarriage of justice
- Someone’s health and safety is in danger
- The employer isn’t obeying the law
- Any of the above activities are being concealed
In these instances, employees and workers are protected against unfair treatment and dismissal for Whistleblowing, regardless of how long you have been working for your employer.
Personal grievances, for example, bullying, harassment, and discrimination are not covered by Whistleblowing law, unless your particular complaint is in the public interest. This should instead be dealt with in the first instance by lodging a grievance.