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Why we need employers to do more: webinar summary

Protect Chief Executive Liz Gardiner welcomed almost 100 delegates to the third in our series of webinars to promote campaign Let’s Fix UK Whistleblowing Law which had the focus on duties and standards for employers. The panel: Rav Passi, whistleblower and Protect Trustee Marina Glasgow, Deputy Chief Conciliator, ACAS Sam Bereket, National Lead Intelligence & … Read more

Protect publish report ‘Why we need a legal duty on employers’

Protect today publishes report, ‘Why we need a legal duty on employers‘ as part of ongoing campaign, ‘Let’s Fix UK Whistleblowing Law’ to reform the Public Interest Disclosure Act. The report highlights the key finding from YouGov research that UK workers – 76% – want to see all employers have whistleblowing standards in place and … Read more

Whistleblowing at work webinar – why the law needs to ask employers to do more

Protect continues its series of webinars as part of campaign ‘Let’s Fix UK Whistleblowing Law’ and we are lining up a webinar on September 20 (10am-11am) entitled ‘Whistleblowing at work webinar – why the law needs to ask employers to do more’ to discuss and debate the need for a legal duty on employers around whistleblowing. Keep … Read more

Goodbye and good luck!

Protect bids farewell this month to Legal Adviser, Burcak Dikmen, and Parliamentary Officer, Kyran Kanda, as well as Michael Szlesinger, who leaves after a six-month secondment from law firm Lewis Silkin LLP, and intern Millie Camp, who has supported Protect’s policy work over the summer. Burcak said, “Starting my legal career at Protect as a … Read more

National Guardian data shows record number of health workers are speaking up – but more are facing detriment for doing so

Record numbers of health care workers in the NHS are speaking up to NHS Freedom to Speak Up Guardians – over 20,000 cases in 2020/21 – but more are facing detriment for doing so. There are over 700 Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in NHS Trusts in England supporting healthcare workers to speak up about anything which impacts on their ability ... Read more

Read our latest newsletter

Protect’s latest newsletter is now available to read, featuring news on Jonathan Taylor, blogs, our responses to Government consultations and updates from our Business Support Team and details of upcoming training courses. Read our July newsletter

Protect responds to Government Official Secrets Act reform with calls for a Public Interest Defence

Protect along with WIN (Whistleblowing International Network) have jointly responded to a government consultation on reforming the Official Secrets Act 1989. Our response states, “We have long held the view that the Official Secrets Act should contain a Public Interest Defence (PID) which is vital to the functioning of a democracy. Whistleblowing is necessary so ... Read more

Protect welcomes new mandatory duty on employers preventing workplace harassment

New government plans to introduce a mandatory duty requiring employers to prevent harassment in the workplace have been welcomed by Protect. This duty will mean that employers must take all reasonable steps to protect employees from sexual and other forms of harassment at work. The government has also announced an intention to reintroduce protection against ... Read more