You are a whistleblower if you are a worker, and you report certain types of wrongdoing. This will usually be something you have seen at work, though not always.
You are protected by law if you disclose any of the following:
- A criminal offence, for example fraud
- Someone’s health and safety are in danger
- Risk or actual damage to the environment
- A miscarriage of justice
- The company is breaking the law, for example does not have the right insurance
- You believe someone is covering up wrongdoing
We appreciate that blowing the whistle can be a stressful time for you and you may be concerned about the repercussions on you and your career. We are here to support you. If you are treated badly during your employment because you blew the whistle, we can assist you through an internal grievance procedure to help resolve your concerns, in the first instance.
Examples of detrimental treatment can include:
- Pay being withheld
- Being forced out of your role
In cases where internal grievance procedure fails, we are also highly experienced in negotiating favourable severance packages, which can lead to a negotiated exit. As a last resort, whether you have been treated detrimentally, unfairly dismissed, or been forced to leave due to whistleblowing, we have the experienced and the understanding you need to help pursue an Employment Tribunal claim against your employer.
We will be happy to discuss any of the above and any other matters with you.