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Protect are moving offices!

Please note, our advice line will be closed from midday on Wednesday April 3 until Friday April 5 as we move offices. Moving day is 4 April to new sustainable offices at The Green House, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA. Protect’s new home is a shared space for charities and not-for-profit organisations in London.  … Read more

Non-disclosure agreements: Zelda Perkins in conversation with Karon Monaghan QC

Zelda Perkins, former assistant to Harvey Weinstein, discussed non-disclosure agreements in a conversation with equality barrister Karon Monaghan QC at UCL recently. Protect adviser Dugald Johnson went along to hear the discussion. Zelda began by recounting how, after persistent sexual harassment, she and a colleague resigned from Miramax, Weinstein’s film company. She described that the … Read more

EU agrees on new law to protect whistleblowers from retaliation

Whistleblowers exposing illegal conduct or abuses of law in their workplace will soon have nothing to fear when revealing the truth, thanks to a new EU Directive to protect whistleblowers from retaliation. The EU law, once implemented, will see protection for whistleblowers in the public and private sector, including civil servants, the self-employed, shareholders and … Read more

Government NDA proposals: a good place to start

In response to the #Metoo movement and scandals like the Presidents Club the government are consulting on limiting the use of confidentiality clauses  – also known as non-disclosure agreements  in sexual and racial harassment cases.    The Government’s announcement to Parliament on Monday (March 4) made it clear that non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have their legitimate … Read more

Whistleblowers Call on EU to Remove Obligation to Report Internally First

Five well-known European whistleblowers wrote directly to EU Vice President Frans Timmerman and Commissioner Věra Jourová calling on them to ensure a new law to protect whistleblowers across all 28 Member States removes any doubt that whistleblowers are protected for going directly to the competent authorities. The whistleblowers – Antoine Deltour (multinational tax avoidance schemes … Read more