“Is that a whistle I can hear?” – the employers guide to whistleblowing (NEWCASTLE)
13th May 2015
As the instances of employees claiming that they have blown the whistle increases are you confident that you can spot the sound of a true whistleblower and do you have an effective whistleblowing policy in place?
Join our employment experts for a free seminar at our Newcastle office on Wednesday 13th May, 8.00am – 10.00am where we will look at the key issues in this area of law.
All employers should foster an environment in which employees are encouraged to blow the whistle where they believe there are issues of a legal, health and safety, environmental or criminal nature within the business.
Doing so acts as a way of internally controlling risk before it goes outside the business. However, in recent years it has become more common for employees to raise the issue of whistleblowing during employment and particularly when they are being taken through a disciplinary process.
Two major factors in this change are the increase in the qualifying period for unfair dismissal to two years and the cap on unfair dismissal compensation, neither of which apply to whistleblowing cases. Over the same period of time the law has changed to state that disclosures will only be protected if they are made “in the public interest” and Employment Tribunals can now send details of whistleblowing claims to a relevant regulator.
What will be covered
At this free seminar at our Newcastle office on Wednesday 13th May, 8.00am – 10.00am, we will highlight the importance of having an effective policy on whistleblowing but will also look at when employees will have protection under the whistleblowing legislation.
8.00am – Registration and breakfast
8.30am – Presentation
10.00am – Networking and close
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