Whistleblowing can be complex but, essentially, it involves an individual making a ‘qualifying disclosure’ (i.e. a disclosure of information which, in their reasonable belief, tends to show one of six types of ‘relevant failure’ such as a breach of a legal obligation or danger to health and safety).
To be capable of protection, the disclosure will need to be made to the right person (typically the individual’s employer) and satisfy other conditions.
We act for individuals who have been, or may be, dismissed or treated detrimentally by their employer as a result of blowing the whistle, often in a financial services and banking context. Moreover, we are often instructed by individuals who intend to blow the whistle and require expert guidance on how to go about safeguarding their interests, including their professional reputation and future career prospects.
We also have significant experience of bringing complex and high value whistleblowing claims in the Employment Tribunal to defend the rights and recover the losses of clients who have suffered adverse consequences as a result of raising legitimate concerns to their employers.
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