Whistleblowing for employers
Employer can be reported for:
Whistleblowing occurs when a worker or employee makes a disclosure about wrongdoing by their employer. The disclosure must relate to the following :
- Criminal wrongdoing;
- Failure to comply with legal obligations;
- A miscarriage of justice;
- Breach of health and safety;
- Damage to the environment;
- Any of the above list have occurred and will be covered up.
The disclosure must be made to a ‘prescribed person’, and what constitutes a ‘prescribed person’ will depend on the type of disclosure and the type of industry.
If an employee makes a protected disclosure they should not suffer detriment or be dismissed as a result. If the employee can show that they have suffered detriment or been dismissed as a result, they will be entitled to bring a claim.
Getting help from a solicitor
If any employee raises a concern or brings a claim for whistleblowing, we can assist.