If you work for a company or organisation and have become concerned that there is something wrong with their practices, policies or standards – including, but not limited to criminal acts being committed, health and safety legislation being disregarded, safety being put at risk as a result or wilfully damaging the environment and its surroundings - you can speak out about it. This is called Whistleblowing.
If you become a Whistleblower, you are then protected by law. This will mean that your employer is then unable to dismiss you (without good cause or because of the disclosure) and you will also be protected against harassment, harm, threats, hostility or disciplinary action related to the disclosure whilst you remain in their employment.
It’s really important to get the Whistleblowing process right.
Your employer should have a Whistleblowing Policy that you can easily access and which should have been shared with you at the start of your employment. We suggest you read through this to start, as it will set out the process for reporting your concerns internally first.
However, there may be reasons why you are not able to report your concerns internally. In this instance, you can employ the services of a third-party adviser, such as a solicitor, who will be able to advise and support you through every step of the process.
The Whistleblowing process can be tricky to manage on your own. You can rely on our professional and experienced solicitors at Jarmans to help you navigate through the legalities of it, whilst providing you with a service that supports you in making informed decisions.
"Having to seek some legal advice at the very same time that Jay Sahota reached out to me, I was delighted with the speedy and professional service I received. Thank you Jarmans Solicitors."
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