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Save the date: Whistleblowing Masterclass for insurance professionals

 Protect is hosting a Whistleblowing Masterclass aimed at insurance sector professionals on 8 October 9:30am – 1:30pm. Taking participants though a highly informative, interactive programme with break out sessions, we enable each person to learn from examples and case studies specific to the insurance sector. There will be opportunities to network with each other in … Read more

Ellen DeGeneres Show staff latest to call out toxic workplace culture

Although strides have been made to put sexual harassment at work firmly on employers’ agendas, it must fatigue the advocates for workplace equality that it remains largely just that – an agenda item. The Ellen Degeneres Show scandal is the latest toxic workplace to showcase racism, bullying and sexual harassment. Three words which one would … Read more

Protect’s Chief Executive Liz Gardiner talks to WIN in new podcast

Protect features as the first guest on Whistleblowing Now and Then,  a new podcast co-hosted by Anna Myers, Executive Director of WIN (Whistleblowing International Network) and Vigjilenca Abazi, Assistant Professor of European Law at Maastricht University. The new podcast focuses on the most important issues of the day for whistleblowing, featuring interviews with experts, whistleblowers and … Read more

Protect call on Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab & MPs to prove they support whistleblowers by helping Jonathan Taylor

Protect has written to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab calling on him to intervene in the case of Jonathan Taylor – a UK whistleblower who was arrested on holiday in Croatia on charges he denies. The 51 year-old lawyer from Southampton was arrested on 30 July 2020 and informed he was the subject of an Interpol … Read more

Protect seek to support MoJ with whistleblowing

HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) has come under scrutiny in recent months, with reports of staff feeling intimidated, harassed and unsupported to raise concerns, in addition to escalating reports of dangerous activity and unrest in prison populations. A parliamentary debate in March 2020 on Prison Staff: Health and Safety highlighted many of these issues. … Read more

Unpacked: The 3 bids to transform whistleblowing law PIDA  

It’s widely acknowledged the UK’s whistleblowing law, the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA, 1998) is in urgent need of reform. More people need to be protected, victimisation of whistleblowers has to stop and – crucially – the wrong doing or concern needs to be investigated – which currently PIDA is silent on. Whilst easy to … Read more

Protect take part in Mayor of London’s Employment Rights Hub

Protect are pleased to support workers by taking part in the Mayor of London’s Employment Rights Hub, equipping London’s workforce with knowledge about their rights at work and how to enforce them. In partnership with London-based civil society organisations, the Greater London Authority have produced twelve short videos answering frequently asked questions from Londoners about their … Read more

Whistleblower reveals maternity unit is still failing patients

The maternity unit at Basildon University Hospital has been ordered to carry out urgent improvements after a whistleblower anonymously raised serious concerns about patient safety to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Protect Adviser Rhiannon Plimmer-Craig explores what this latest scandal says about the culture of the health sector, how whistleblowers are treated and why whistleblowers … Read more

Report ‘Making Whistleblowing Work’ into ET outcomes finds women whistleblowers less likely to be represented or succeed

A report by the University of Greenwich examining employment tribunal outcomes between 2015-18 has revealed stark findings for women who whistleblow – that they are less likely to be represented or succeed. The report, Making Whistleblowing Work, commissioned by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Whistleblowing, examined 600 whistleblowing cases. The findings highlight the well-established … Read more

Protect join international campaign to release Jonathan Taylor

Protect has joined with  an international consortium of whistleblowing, human rights, and civil society campaigners calling for the immediate release of Jonathan Taylor, a whistleblower detained in Croatia as a result of an arrest notice issued by Monaco (see our news story here.…) . The letter  criticises employers who use such legal actions to stop … Read more

Protect succeed in campaign for HMRC to re-open fraud hotline

Protect has been successful in its calls to see HMRC re-open its fraud reporting hotline which has reopened after being closed since the start of the pandemic in March. We lobbied back in May for HMRC to re-open its fraud hotline, briefed politicians and the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) on Whistleblowing on the issue … Read more

Protect support detained whistleblower Jonathan Taylor targeted six years after blowing whistle on corruption

Whistleblower Jonathan Taylor – who Protect has supported since 2015 – has been arrested at Dubrovnik Airport whilst in Croatia for a week’s holiday with his wife and three teenage children. Jonathan Taylor, 51, a lawyer from Southampton was arrested on 30 July and informed he was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice at … Read more