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Protect wishes volunteer Jo good luck in her new role!

30th January 2020

I joined Protect as a volunteer just after I finished my Legal Practice Course and although I had only a basic grasp of aspects of employment law, Protect’s work really appealed to me. Summarising Employment Tribunal judgments and highlighting the relevant discussions of the Public Interest Disclosure Act seemed daunting at first, but after an […]

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Why legal aid for whistleblowers is needed now

23rd December 2019

Research around whistleblowing claims under whistle blowing law, the the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) being brought before the employment tribunals point to a worrying figure of a 3% success rate. Discrimination cases also fare as badly, with age discrimination cases being even lower at 1%. Overall, employment tribunal actions have a success rate […]

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Queen’s Speech represents a cross-road for whistleblowing protection

19th December 2019

Today’s Queen’s Speech sees the UK Government commit through an Employment Bill to: ‘Protect and enhance workers’ rights as the UK leaves the EU, making Britain the best place in the world to work’. Details on what this will mean in practice are in short supply, and that includes what the future holds for reform […]

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Pan-Sector Network Meeting – the National Guardian Office

Head of Policy at Protect, Andrew Pepper-Parsons spoke at the National Guardian Office Pan Sector Conference on our recent work with regulators and professional bodies, the aim of which is to explore the challenges and opportunities these bodies have when receiving whistleblowing concerns, and in particular in handling and responding to the individual raising the […]

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Protect speak at International Development Safeguarding Conference – December 12

6th December 2019

Protect  Chief Executive Francesca West will be speaking at the International Development Safeguarding Conference on December 12 on the importance of whistleblowing and speaking up in the Third Sector, and what needs to change in the sector since the Oxfam scandal. The International Development Safeguarding Conference will offer a leading platform to assess the progress […]

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Protect’s draft Whistleblowing Bill will stop victimisation at source

3rd December 2019

Amjad Rihan raised concerns about his employer laundering money and was branded a troublemaker and dismissed. Howard Shaw raised concerns about the Met Police’s interview process and was removed from his unit and faced unfounded disciplinary action. Shahmir Sanni blew the whistle on Vote Leave’s campaign tactics and was outed as gay by Downing Street […]

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Protect attend Impress conference on Public Interest News

19th November 2019

Protect attended the recent annual Impress  2019 conference. The conference looked at the challenges facing the news industry and how the public consumes news, with information flying at them from countless directions and what information can be trusted. Our Business Support Executive Sukhbir Singh attended a panel debate, ‘Who Cares About Public Interest News?’ with […]

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A safe alternative to silence for employees

16th October 2019

As the UK’s leading whistleblowing experts focussed on whistleblowing and the public interest we have a unique insight into both the organisational and the employee perspective of raising concerns. Our Advice Line – open Monday – Friday 9-6pm – is independent, confidential, and protected by legal privilege to ensure  whistleblowers can speak freely about their […]

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Why it’s time to improve protections for whistleblowers

14th October 2019

Once a ground-breaking law, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 which protects whistleblowers in the UK, and which has served as a benchmark for whistleblowing law, is being overtaken by newer, better and broader legislation, in Ireland and Australia, and the new EU Whistleblowing Directive which will be in operation by 2021. Unless the UK […]

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Why We Need to Celebrate Workers Who Speak Up

1st October 2019

Public consciousness has swung in favour of whistleblowers who speak up against wrongdoing as they shine a light on malpractice. This in turn has forced organisations to ensure that they have good governance arrangements in place to make them viable, ethical and competitive in today’s workplace culture. A Protect survey conducted by E&Y found 93% of organisations said they have formal whistleblowing arrangements in place however only 43% of UK workers were aware of […]

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If you missed our Silence in The City 2 webinar examining whistleblowing in the finance sector, you can watch the d… https://t.co/k8q8hEJXCv

04:58 PM Jul 3rd

Great blog in @charteredbanker by our Adviser Rhiannon Plimmer-Craig on bullying,harassment & whistleblowing.… https://t.co/JJukuRAqi0

03:56 PM Jul 2nd

Adviser Rhiannon Plimmer-Craig's blog on whistleblowing, bullying, & harassment states 'training of top-down manage… https://t.co/JEWS41DB9Q

03:53 PM Jul 2nd

New UK Govt report: £billions lost to #Fraud: - most cases are identified by #whistleblowers - more must be done to… https://t.co/2b8hsCXKUY

10:20 AM Jul 2nd

As the UK's whistleblowing charity we are supporting record numbers of whistleblowers (up 74% in June) like… https://t.co/vkDXw5I8hc

08:23 AM Jul 2nd