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News Round-Up/18 October

Protect’s Environmental Whistleblowing Toolkit 

New research by Protect shows that concerns about being fired or victimised at work are preventing people from calling out their employers on the climate crisis and the wider environment. (The Guardian)

+ Our new toolkit launched at the beginning of October, providing practical help for people considering blowing the whistle on environmental concerns. (Practical Law)

+ Read Protect’s press release. (Protect)

Labour appoints new “whistleblowing tsar” 

Ms Wheeler, an employment lawyer, will look at how to make it easier for workers to blow the whistle on bullying and discrimination at work. (BBC)

Next steps for regulators 

UK financial regulators want to boost diversity and inclusion to encourage better working environments – better whistleblowing policies are a good place to start. (The Banker)

+ A new food fraud hotline from The Food Standards Agency (FSA) to make it easier for consumers to report suspected mislabeling of products. (South Wales Argus)

Rebranding the whistleblower 

Whistleblowers still seen as snitches despite being the eyes and ears of an organisation when it comes to spotting harm. (Express)

Brighton waste services in need of deep clean 

Following whistleblower complaints council leader Bella Sankey pledges to clean up Cityclean and the bullying, aggressive and hostile culture at its Hollingdean depot. (Brighton and Hove News)

+ (BBC News)

Waiting for the verdict 

Bombay High Court to consider whether to overrule award for whistleblower retaliation. (Reuters)