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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

‘Tackling Corruption – Is Whistleblowing the first line of defence?

At Protect event, 'Tackling Corruption - Is Whistleblowing the first line of defence? held in partnership with law firm Leigh Day (February 24), delegates heard the vital role whistleblowing plays in business. Protect Chief Executive, Liz Gardiner, chairing the event, said, "Given the vital service whistleblowers provide in holding organisations and governments to account the ... Read more

EU Governments can learn a lot from PIDA over the last 25 years

Today – 17 December 2021- is the official deadline for the EU Whistleblowing Directive to be transposed by Member States. And, as the EU Whistleblowing Monitor demonstrates, it’s been a slow start with only a handful of the 27 EU countries meeting today’s deadline to implement the new requirements. Whistleblowing International Network (WIN) and Transparency ... Read more

Regulator whistleblowing reports shows huge variation in case number and action taken

October is reporting month for ‘Prescribed Persons’ regulators who have a duty to publish their annual reports on the whistleblowing disclosures they receive each year, including information on the number of disclosures received, the number requiring further action, and the types of action taken – and the numbers received by regulators over 2020/21 varies widely.   Regulators designated ‘prescribed persons’ under UK whistleblowing law have  since 2017,   been required to publish ... Read more

Protect to co-host workshop: Civil society, national security, and breaking down barriers for Public Interest Disclosures

On 2 November, Protect’s Head of Policy Andrew Pepper-Parsons, along with Kaeten Mistry Historian, University of East Anglia, and Anna Myers, Executive Director, Whistleblowing International Network, will be hosting a workshop on Civil Society, National Security, and Breaking Down Barriers for Public Interest Disclosures bringing together other legal professionals, journalists and academics with a keen interest … Read more

Employer roundtable: Responding to whistleblowing retaliation

Protect hosted the first of two employer roundtables discussing what more can be done to protect whistleblowers against victimisation. A mixed group of employers from financial services, media, health, public sector and charity sectors came together to share best practice. The group discussed what victimisation ‘looks like’ with common forms of victimisation including impossible shift … Read more

Will the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) raid damage whistleblowing?

16 July 2021 Protect is concerned by reports that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have conducted raids of two houses in the South of England in relation to suspected data breaches following a story appearing in the Sun on the 26th June involving former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, breaching ... Read more