It is against the law for an employee to suffer a detriment at work because the employee blew the whistle regarding any wrong-doing by the employer.

A whistleblower must consider that the disclosure of the wrong doing is in the pubic interest and is protected by law if the disclosure is with regard to:-

  • a criminal offence
  • someone’s health and safety is 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
  • the employee believes someone is covering up wrongdoing
Whistleblowing Solicitors

An employee can take a case to the Tribunal if he/she is being victimised or suffering from unfair treatment because of blowing the whistle and if the employee is dismissed for reporting unlawful acts at work, he/she can make a claim for unfair dismissal even if the employee has been in the job for less than two years.

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