Why are UK Employees more likely to Whistleblow?

In a survey carried out by the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) employees were asked a series of questions which revealed that whilst UK employees were found to be more lenient in their approach to questionable workplace behaviour or attitudes compared to the European average; however, they were more likely to blow the whistle if … Read more

Whistleblowing for Employees in the United Kingdom – Infographic

Is there really a difference between a whistleblower and a snitch? The line separating the two seems to get blurry as the days go by. While a snitch probably discloses information to save/ protect himself from repercussion, a whistleblower does so for the greater good. It is sad thing today that a negative connotation is … Read more

Greater Protection for Whistleblowers

In 1988 the employee rights act was amended offering greater protection in the UK for whistleblowers against discrimination by their employers. The freedom provided by the law for whistleblowers ensures that illegal and wrong activities are spotted and dealt with. What is whistleblowing? Whistleblowing is the act of reporting or disclosing wrongdoings to the appropriate … Read more

Whistleblowing: What is the Liability of Individuals

Can an individual be liable for dismissal on the grounds of whistleblowing along with the employer? Apparently, yes! A recent case in the court, Alexander Osipov was dismissed on the grounds of making protected disclosures. This was done by the recommendation of two directors Mr Timis and Mr. Sage. An appeal was made that he … Read more

Whistleblower Protection

                    Image Source The act of disclosing protected information is commonly known as ‘blowing the whistle’. The individual responsible for bringing the information is known as ‘whistleblower.’ If you inform your employer about any malpractice at work, then the law protects you from any detriments including dismissal. … Read more

Whistle-Blowing Claims: What is meant by “in the public interest?”

As of 2013 (the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013) Claimants in whistle-blowing claims have to establish that the public interest disclosure that they rely upon was made “in the public interest”. A recent Court of Appeal decision, Chesterton Global Limited & Another v Nurmohamed & Another [2007 EWCA Civ 979] has provided some additional insights … Read more