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Whistleblowing on workplace sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement has undoubtedly given courage to many others to come forward and call out unwanted, unwelcome sexual harassment in the workplace. It has also shown the sheer scale of it. At work, employers have a duty of care or responsibility to look after the wellbeing of their employees. Under the Equality Act 2010, ... Read more

Protect urges public to engage with MPs selected in Private Members’ Bill ballot

Earlier today the Private Members’ Ballot took place giving  20 MPs the chance to introduce a proposed piece of law, or ‘bill’. This is a fantastic and rare opportunity for backbench MPs to introduce meaningful law that will make a real difference for people. Protect wants its whistleblowing bill (see here) to became law and ... Read more

Protect in pact against Monaco’s abusive request to extradite whistleblower Jonathan Taylor

Protect continues its campaign to free whistleblower Jonathan Taylor who is being held in Croatia and facing extradition to Monaco. Protect along with other human and civil rights campaigners have signed an open letter to Croatia’s Minister of Justice Mr. Ivan Malenica urging him to ‘refuse Monaco’s abusive request to extradite Mr. Taylor to Monaco … Read more

Protect launch campaign ‘Let’s Fix UK Whistleblowing Law’ with MP panel debate: April 29

Protect will be renewing its campaign to update the Public Interest Disclosure Act, kicking off its ‘Let's Fix UK Whistleblowing Law’ campaign with an MP debate discussing the importance of whistleblowing from Wuhan to Westminster. Protect Chief Executive, Liz Gardiner, said “We need to fix the UK whistleblowing law which is 23 years-old, and out ... Read more

Covid-19 one year on: Protect remembers lives lost and thanks whistleblowers for speaking up to stop harm

Protect will be taking part in the national day of refection and one minute’s silence on March 23 at midday to reflect on the lives lost in the pandemic one year on – and to also thank the many whistleblowers who spoke out on Covid-19 concerns. Chief Executive Liz Gardiner said, “We will join the ... Read more

Protect responds to Sheldon Review

The long-awaited Sheldon review into child sexual abuse in football makes disturbing reading.  While the abuse is historic, the report is clear that lessons can still be learned.  There are some strong recommendations about safeguarding training from Board level to the young people and their parents, about establishing a child-first culture and about developing greater ... Read more

Pressure on UK Government to intervene in Jonathan Taylor case

Pressure on the UK Government to intervene in the case of whistleblower Jonathan Taylor - being held against his will in Croatia - continues. The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, (of which Protect is a part of) made up of whistleblowing, human rights and transparency organisations, and international jurists has written the following letter ... Read more

MPs debate whistleblower Jonathan Taylor in House of Commons & House of Lords

Important questions have been asked by MPs this week in the House of Commons and Peers in the House of Lords regarding whistleblower Jonathan Taylor, who is being held against his will in Croatia. Caroline Nokes – Jonathan’s local MP - asked the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs ‘what steps the ... Read more