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Advice Line Update – Which sectors do whistleblowers contact us from?

Protect’s Advice Line is a unique support to whistleblowers across the country, providing confidential legal advice, and practical guidance for free to those in need.    We receive calls from whistleblowers across the entire economy. However, we seem to receive a particularly high number of calls from whistleblowers working in the education, care, health, financial services, ... Read more

Interview: Blowing the whistle on racism, with Azeem Rafiq

In 2020, former professional cricketer, Azeem Rafiq blew the whistle on shocking institutional racism at Yorkshire County Cricket Club. He spoke with our CEO Liz Gardiner at Protect’s webinar for World Whistleblower Day 2022 about his experience of speaking up, the struggles he faced, the successes he achieved and what changes he wants to see ... Read more

Changing the World One Whistleblower at a Time: A Webinar with Azeem Rafiq

Too often the only thing we hear about whistleblowers is that they're treated badly. On World Whistleblower Day, we held this webinar with Azeem Rafiq to celebrate the positive achievements of whistleblowers and highlight how they help make the world a better place. On our panel were: Azeem Rafiq - anti-racism campaigner and ex-professional cricketer ... Read more

Protect to host webinar with Azeem Rafiq

On 23 June, 10.00-11.00 BST Protect are hosting a Zoom webinar to mark World Whistleblowers Day, ‘Changing the World - one Whistleblower at a time.' It will celebrate the contribution that whistleblowers make to society as well as highlighting the great personal cost they often face for speaking up.  Attendees will learn about whistleblowers personal ... Read more

Protect May Newsletter

Our May Newsletter of 2022 is out now! Read about the Sue Gray Report and the toxic whistleblowing culture it reveals, the Queen’s speech and whistleblowing, a key Court of Appeal case with a massive impact on workers ability to speak up, and much more. Read the full newsletter here. All Blog PostsAdvice Line Update ... Read more

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. Can you dismiss a whistleblower for a breakdown in the relationships that follows whistleblowing?

Protect volunteer Queenie Sit looks at the case of Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd to be decided by the Court of Appeal this month. The judgment will have a huge impact on workers' ability to speak up.    The Case of Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd In the case of Kong ... Read more

Advice Line Update – Victimisation of whistleblowers

Protect’s Advice Line is a unique support to whistleblowers across the country, providing legal advice, emotional support and practical guidance for free to those in need.   However, it also serves another key purpose. It provides incredibly important statistical information on how workers are treated when they raise concerns at work in the UK.  We record ... Read more

Sue Gray Full Report Published – Protect Statement

Protect Statement on Sue Gray Report out today: new reporting lines necessary but not sufficient to change the culture to one that welcomes speaking up.  The Sue Gray report, released in its full unedited form, exposes the poor state of whistleblowing in central Government with the consequences of over 80 people fined for lock down ... Read more

Appeal Court case threatens workers ability to speak up against injustice – Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd – Protect Press Release

Court of Appeal to determine whether you can dismiss a whistleblower for the way they behave rather than the fact that they’ve blown the whistle [CA-2021-001961 Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd] This week on Thursday 26 May 2022 the Court of Appeal will hear a test case on whistleblowing law, in which whistleblowing ... Read more

Protect April Newsletter

Our April newsletter of 2022 is now out! It features details about our new publication: "Preventing Whistleblower Victimisation: a practical guide for employers" which provides unique advice to employers on how to protect whistleblowers. It also includes information about our launch webinar for the new guide, featuring NHS whistleblower Helene Donnelly, as well as new ... Read more