If you believe you employer is committing criminal offences or breaching health and safety obligations, what can you do? Most employees would worry about their job if they “blew the whistle” on their employer.
However, you are legally protected from being dismissed, or being subjected to a detriment, as a result of blowing the whistle. No minimum period of service is required to be protected and compensation in whistleblowing claims is potentially unlimited.
We have successfully represented many whistleblowers, upholding their rights and receiving compensation where these have been infringed.
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In an employment context, whistleblowing is when you report or ‘blow the whistle’ on certain types of wrongdoing that you have seen at work, to your employer or some other body. The wrongdoing you disclose must be in the public interest.
You are protected by law if you are a worker, which can include an employee, a trainee or an agency worker.
You are protected against being treated unfairly at work or losing your job due to being a whistleblower and can seek compensation if you have been treated badly.
If you want to raise a claim in the employment tribunal for unfair treatment as a result of whistleblowing, you must do so within 3 months less 1 day from the treatment that you are complaining about.
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We have successfully defended countless Employment Tribunal claims, from tackling issues like unfair dismissal and discrimination to diving into the minutiae of holiday pay and wage disputes – there is no Employment Law challenge we haven’t met head on.
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