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The term whistleblowing applies where an employee discloses acts of their employer that are either unsafe or illegal. If you are in the position of being a whistleblower, you need strong and early legal advice to protect your position.
When Can You Whistleblow?
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 sets out the circumstances where the employee can make a protected disclosure if they have a reasonable belief that they have been committed. They are:
- A criminal offence
- Acts causing environmental damage
- Health and safety issues
- Miscarriages of justice
- Failure to comply with a legal duty
- Covering up any of the above acts
Can We Help You?
If you are in fear of losing your job or more serious problems as a result of whistleblowing, please call us on 01634 811 118, complete our online enquiry form, or email our Employment Law specialist Chris Eastland.
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