The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 applies to you and your business.
It protects workers from suffering detrimental treatment or being dismissed as a result of blowing the whistle both inside the workplace and – where there is good reason – externally.
This covers the scenario where an employee raises a genuine concern that a legal obligation has been, or is going to be, breached. This would include concerns regarding the following:
- Regulatory non-compliance
- Breach of contract
- Financial misconduct
- Health and safety risks
If a worker believes that they have been subjected to a detriment or dismissed as a result of blowing the whistle then they may bring a tribunal claim for compensation.
We can guide you as to the law regarding whistleblowing and help you to draft an effective whistleblowing policy. We can also advise in respect of tribunal proceedings in relation to whistleblowing and represent you in tribunal proceedings.
For further advice contact our team direct or talk to your usual contact in the firm.