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Whistleblowing: new regulations, new contexts, same old?

How can we better support whistleblowers and protect them from victimisation? Will new regulations change what we can hope for?  These were the themes of the CREW ( Centre for Research on Employment and Work) seminar: ‘Whistleblowing: new regulations, new contexts, same old?’ held at the University of Greenwich. However good the law or company … Read more

City of London Corporation event: Fostering a positive speak up & listen up culture

With so many corporate scandals making headline news on a daily basis, can you be sure your company has a healthy speak up culture? Are you confident your staff are comfortable to speak up about a wrongdoing they have witnessed at work?  With new guidelines introduced by the UK Corporate Governance Code which explicitly states … Read more

Stronger whistleblowing culture can help repair Third Sector public trust and confidence

This week the Charity Commission published its report into the Oxfam scandal and severely criticised Oxfam for the way it dealt with claims of serious sexual misconduct by its staff in Haiti. The commission said there was a “culture of poor behaviour” at the charity, and issued it with an official warning over its “mismanagement”. … Read more

Anti-corruption group Xnet set to make Spain first EU country to adopt Whistleblowers’ Directive

A draft law proposed by Spanish anti-corruption activist group Xnet, is set to make Spain the first country in the European Union to transpose the European Directive for the Whistleblowers’ Protection. The Draft Law was registered shortly after the opening of the registry in the Parliament, on 30 May. It was registered with the support … Read more

Women & Equalities Committee NDA report highlights urgent need for reform

The Women and Equalities Committee have  published (June 11) their long awaited report on the use of Non Disclosure Agreements in discrimination cases – which clearly shows there is much room for improvement. The inquiry – which Protect were asked to respond to by the Women and Equalities Committee – follows the committee’s work on … Read more

Protect partnership with Charity Commission goes live

Whistleblowing isn’t easy. We know that. Protect has been advising whistleblowers how to safely raise concerns for the past 25 years through our confidential advice line. In that time, our trained advisers have handled more than 40,000 whistleblowing cases. Calls to our advice line from people wanting advice on how to raise a concern from … Read more

Protect take part in the London Legal Walk

Protect joined hundreds of other walkers in the London Legal Walk on June 17, which is held every year to raise money for legal centres who provide free advice and representation to individuals. The 10k walk this year, was the biggest by far, with all Magic Circle firms and many top chambers participating to support … Read more

Protect intervene in Supreme Court case of whistleblowing Judge Claire Gilham

District Judge Claire Gilham who blew the whistle on the stresses and dangers faced by those working in under-resourced courts, is to have her case against the Ministry of Justice heard at the Supreme Court between June 5-6. Protect, formerly Public Concern at Work, are intervening in the Supreme Court case and have instructed law … Read more