I'VE BEEN DISMISSED OR FORCED OUT FOR RAISING CONCERNS
What shall I do?
This section will cover situation where you have either been dismissed, made redundant or forced to resign due to whistleblowing.
If you have been dismissed, you should consider, in addition to looking at our website or calling our Advice Line, contacting your trade union, looking for legal representation from our referral page and checking things like your household insurance for legal coverage. While we will be able to offer advice on your legal rights, we are not in a position to represent you at Employment Tribunal.
Consider the following:
Negotiating a settlement is not something a Protect Advisor can assist with, if you’re not a trade union member please contact one of the employment law specialists on our referral page.
Protect advisors can assist you in escalating or raising your whistleblowing concerns, signing a settlement agreement will not prevent you from doing this. The legal protection for whistleblowers, the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA), has a defence against gagging clauses or confidentiality agreement that may seem to prevent the raising of concerns. If you’re concerned about this issue, please contact the Advice Line.
Putting together an Employment Tribunal claim
If you are in position where early conciliation has been completed and you are contemplating pursuing a claim through the Employment Tribunal here are some things to consider:
Escalating the concern
Going through Employment Tribunal or a settlement agreement process can be stressful at the best of times, and understandably the concerns you’ve been raising may take a backseat. If you believe the concerns you’ve raised have not been addressed, then you could raise the concerns with a regulator. If you feel that the tribunal process or the settlement negotiations are preventing you from escalating your concerns, then please contact us for advice.
When to contact us for advice
If you are being disciplined by managers or are facing a grievance launched by co-workers in response to you raising concerns, then here are some things to consider: