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Whistleblower Protection

If you believe your employer is doing something wrong, such as committing criminal offences or breaching health and safety obligations, what can you do?  Understandably, 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 can help you understand your rights and ensure you get the protection you are entitled to. We can also help you maximise the compensation you receive from your employer if they fail to protect you after you have reported wrongdoing.

Request a consultation with our expert Employment Law solicitors to discuss how we can help you get the protection you are entitled to in a whistleblowing situation.

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We have successfully represented many whistleblowers, upholding their rights and ensuring they receive compensation where their rights have been infringed.

Our services include:

  • Advising you on when whistleblowing protection applies and how to blow the whistle effectively to ensure you remain protected; and 
  • Representing you in an Employment Tribunal to enforce your rights and maximise the compensation you receive if your rights are infringed. 

Our Approach

All of our highly experienced Employment Law solicitors are Legal 500 recommended leaders in their field, who provide jargon-free, commercial legal advice. We speak to you in plain English and provide specialist, practical and pro-active solutions for you.

We take the time to understand you and the challenges you face, enabling us to provide bespoke advice which is tailored to you.


“Firstly may I thank you for your excellent help and advice given in resolving this situation to an outcome that was far better than I had expected or hoped it would be!! Thank you once again for your excellent help you have given me to resolve this settlement to such a good outcome which is greatly appreciated!!”




  1. What is whistleblowing?

    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. 

  2. Who is protected by law?

    You are protected by law if you are a worker, which can include an employee, a trainee or an agency worker. 

  3. What am I protected against?

    You are protected against being treated unfairly at work or losing your job due to being a whistleblower and you can seek compensation if you have been treated badly because you raised concerns as a whistleblower.

  4. When should I make a claim for whistleblowing?

    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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Why choose the mlplaw team?

  • Unparalleled Expertise and Experience

We are vastly experienced, Legal-500 recommended Employment Tribunal experts who live and breathe Employment Law. From executive exits and tackling issues like unfair dismissal and discrimination to diving into the complexity of holiday pay – there is no Employment Law challenge we haven’t met head on. We provide empathetic and robust legal support to employees, helping them to achieve their successful outcomes.

  • Your case, your service

You are unique, as are the challenges you face. That’s why our approach is always tailored to you. We don’t like one-size-fits-all strategies. We’re all about crafting tailored strategies that fit your specific needs. Communication is key. We’re fluent in plain language and have no time for legal jargon. We believe in complete transparency and  proactivity, providing you with a clear path and fixed fees so you’re never caught off guard.

  • We keep your options open

The road to success isn’t a one-way street, and we’re here to keep your options open. We’re masters of alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and negotiation, which are the keys to sidestepping the time, money, and stress of legal claims.


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