Have you been dismissed for exposing financial fraud at work? Or perhaps you have been demoted after raising health and safety concerns?
If you have been dismissed or suffered a detriment after exposing wrongdoing in the workplace, then you may be able to bring a claim under the Public Interest Disclosure Act, more commonly known as the Whistleblowing Act.
The employment advice line can give CWU and GMB members advice and support on whistleblowing. Simply call us on 0300 333 0303 and press option 2 to speak to one of our experienced employment advisors.
The Whistleblowing Act
The Whistleblowing Act was brought in following various public disasters where it was found that individuals had known that there was something wrong but had failed to come forward for fear of reprisals, or they had otherwise reported their concerns to the wrong person.
The act provides a framework in which individuals must make disclosures through a prescribed procedure. Additionally, in order to qualify for protection, the subject matter of the disclosure must fall within certain categories.
What to do if you have been dismissed or suffered a detriment as a result of whistleblowing
UnionLine’s legal advisors are experienced in employment law and can help if you have been dismissed or suffered a detriment at work as a result of whistleblowing. The law on whistleblowing is complex but we will explain it to you as simply as possible, and be honest with you about your prospects of success with any claim.
Please note that whistleblowing related claims must generally be brought in the Employment Tribunal within three months of the act complained of. You must also comply with the ACAS Early Conciliation procedure. Given the time limits and procedural requirements, you should contact us as soon as possible.