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Protect recommends the following organisations to help you with employment advice and legal representation.

Advice, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
For information and help on employment issues and dispute resolution.
0300 123 1100

Community Legal Service
The Community Legal Service Direct provides free information, help and advice direct to the public on a range of common legal issues.
0845 345 4345

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)
For advice on discrimination issues.
0808 800 0082

Liberty
For advice on human rights.
020 7403 3888

Citizens Advice Bureau
For general advice and information on a range of legal fields.
Wales: 0344 4772020
England: 03444 111444

Local Law Centre
For free legal advice and in some cases representation.
info@lawcentres.org.uk
www.lawcentres.org.uk

Pay and Work Rights Helpline
For help and advice on government enforced rights.
0800 917 2368

Trade Union Congress
For information on trade unions and guidance on workers’ rights.
T. 020 7636 4030
E. info@tuc.org.uk

Your Employment Settlement Service (YESS)
For affordable legal advice on resolving problems at work without litigation.
T. 020 3701 7530
E. info@yesslaw.org.uk

Law Works
For those ineligible for legal aid and in need of pro bono legal advice, Law Works offers initial advice primarily in social welfare law.

Law Society
Law Society provides legal advice only to solicitors. They provide to the public a free service to search for solicitors.

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Whistleblowing bodies from around the world:

Whistleblowing International NGOs (WIN)
The Whistleblowing International Network (WIN)  is run for and by NGOs working around the world to support and protect workplace whistleblowing. WIN allows its members to share hard-gained legal expertise and practical knowledge more widely, support new capacity to protect whistleblowers, and inform the international movement to protect whistleblowing as a democratic accountability mechanism. Protect is one of WIN’s founding members.

Government Accountability Project (GAP)
A non-profit, public interest organisation and law firm in the USA. GAP promotes government and corporate accountability by advocating occupational free speech, litigating whistleblower cases, publicising whistleblower concerns, and developing whistleblower laws.

Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC)
A non-profit company that supports democracy and helps build accountable institutions in South Africa by promoting access to information and advising whistleblowers.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
PEER is an American non-profit alliance of local, state and federal scientists, law enforcement officers, land managers and other professionals dedicated to upholding environmental laws and values

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
POGO is an NGO that tackles corruption and misconduct in the US federal government by working with whistleblowers.

PUBLIC INTEREST SPEAK-UP ADVISERS (PISA)
PISA is a Japanese organisation that advises whistleblowers.

National Whistleblowers Center
The National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation dedicated to protecting employees’ lawful disclosure of waste, fraud, and abuse.

Transparency International, Republic of Ireland
The Speak Up helpline offers information, referral advice and advocacy support to people looking to report wrongdoing, or to witnesses and victims of corruption or other wrongdoing.