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No Lugano Convention – what’s next for UK-EU whistleblowing disputes?

Introduction Cross-border disputes between the UK and its European neighbours have, thanks to Brexit, become that bit more complicated. The two main regimes governing jurisdiction in cross-border disputes, namely the Brussels I Regulation and the Lugano Convention 2007 ceased to apply in the UK as of 1 January 2021. The Brussels Regulation I sets out the ... Read more

Protect statement on Chris Day BMA settlement

Protect are pleased to hear the BMA, the recognised trade union and professional body for doctors and medical students in the UK, has settled its dispute with its member, Dr Chris Day, and now offering him full support – and legal funding in his ongoing legal disputes. Whistleblowing plays an absolutely essential role in the health ... Read more

Let’s Fix UK Whistleblowing Law webinar: The haves & have nots

Protect hosted a second webinar as part of our ongoing campaign, ‘Let’s Fix UK Whistleblowing Law’ – discussing why Non-Executive Directors, volunteers, job applicants and the self-employed should be protected by UK whistleblowing law. ‘Whistleblowing in the workplace - the haves and have nots’ welcomed keynote speaker Claire Gilham, District Judge and whistleblower whose landmark ... Read more

New upcoming Masterclass: Handling sexual harassment & whistleblowing concerns in the workplace

Protect is running a new Masterclass: Handling sexual harassment & whistleblowing concerns in the workplace aimed at senior individuals including HR, Compliance, Legal and Audit roles who are responsible for internal arrangements and whistleblowing culture. The session will include an overview of sexual harassment in the workplace and rights and duties in equality law, as ... Read more

Protect welcomes US intern Millie Camp

My name is Millie Camp, and I am a senior at the University of Texas at Austin double majoring in International Relations and Global Studies and Italian with a minor in Government from San Antonio, Texas. I am interning with Protect this summer under policy and communication, learning about whistleblowers, how the UK government and … Read more

Fearless speech will help reshape whistleblowing law

It is most fitting that a new whistleblowing research charity takes its name ‘Parrhesia’ from the moral concept that underpins its aims and objectives. Parrhesia is the Classical Greek principle of guaranteeing protection to those who speak the truth. It translates as ‘Fearless Speech’. Parrhesia brings together experts in academia, policy, and practice to make ... Read more

Office of the Whistleblower Bill debated in House of Lords

On 25th June, Baroness Kramer’s Office of the Whistleblower (OWB) bill received its first full debate in the House of Lords. Protect supports the bill as it offers new and additional support for whistleblowers and you can read our previous comments here. The debate was well attended by members with cross party support in the ... Read more

Protect join new whistleblowing research group Parrhesia as policy advisers

Protect has been asked to join new whistleblowing research charity Parrhesia – which launched on on World Whistleblower Day – as a policy adviser. Parrhesia is focussed on the practice, protection, and promotion of whistleblowing in the UK by producing research to inform policymakers and practitioners alike. Parrhesia is led by Ian Foxley, the whistleblower … Read more

Protect in Parliament – a six-month review

A week is a long time in politics, and six months is even longer. At Protect, we have been busy lobbying MPs and government officials to improve legal protections for whistleblowers as part of our campaign, 'Let's Fix UK Whistleblowing Law'. This is a snapshot of the work we have done over the first half ... Read more