If you’re facing threats or dismissal from your employer because of whistleblowing at work, we can give you the legal support and protection you deserve At a glance
- Whistleblowing is reporting a suspected wrongdoing at work.
- If the matter you’re reporting is defined as a protected disclosure, then you will have legal safeguards if your employer retaliates by treating you unfairly and unlawfully, or sacking you.
- The laws concerning whistleblowing are complex and this can be a stressful time, but we will support you with expert advice to uphold your rights.
Whistleblowing is when a worker reports suspected wrongdoing at work. You will be protected as a whistleblower if you make a report in relation to a protected disclosure. We can advise you on what such a disclosure consists of.
It’s against the law for an employer to subject you to a detriment for making a protected disclosure. A detriment can include threats, disciplinary action, loss of work or pay, or damage to career prospects.
If you have been dismissed for making a protected disclosure, then so long as certain criteria are met you may be able to bring a claim for unfair dismissal against your employer. We can advise you as to whether you’re able to bring a claim for unfair dismissal; if not, we can tell what other claims you may have against your employer.
We understand this can be a very stressful time for you. Whatever the situation, our expert team can you give you the information and practical advice you need to regain a sense of control. The law surrounding the area of whistleblowing is complex, but don’t worry: our team will guide you through the process, supporting you with our expert advice each step of the way.
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