Whistleblowing (Employment)

Whistleblowing

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. A transition period, during which EU laws continue to apply in the UK, is due to end on 31 December 2020. The UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement sets out transitional arrangements and negotiations for the future UK/EU relationship are ongoing.

With their complexity and potentially unlimited liability whistleblowing claims can be time-consuming and costly for employers and can have a long-lasting impact on reputation. You can minimise any risk through proper internal policies, procedures and training for your managers as well as a well thought-through communication and transparency strategy.

For employees, who find their employment terminated or who suffer in other ways for being a whistleblower, recovering losses and safeguarding their future career will be critical.

We advise both employers and employees on all aspects of whistleblowing, drafting and implementing policies and reporting mechanisms, and advising on procedures and the resolution of disputes before they reach the courtroom.

Where claims do arise, we manage cases strategically and discreetly, helping our clients minimise the financial and reputational risks of litigation and working with them to achieve the best possible outcome.

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