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Protect’s Head of Advice & Advocacy blogs on Lewis Silkin secondment 

Whilst Protect does a lot of work with businesses on helping them improve their whistleblowing arrangements, in my role as the Head of Advice, most of my typical day at Protect was previously spent supporting individuals. During my six-month secondment at law firm Lewis Silkin, which began in March, I worked across the Employment and Commercial Dispute Resolution ... Read more

Time to level up speaking up across all sectors

In a guest blog for the National Guardian’s Speak Up Month, Protect Chief Executive Liz Gardiner says ‘it’s time to level speaking up across all sectors’ The record number of healthcare workers speaking up to Freedom to Speak Up Guardians is good news for patient safety and for us all. Our mantra at Protect, the … Read more

Protect ‘highly commended’ in Law Society Awards

Protect has been highly awarded by the Law Society Excellence in Law Awards 2021. The Awards, for ‘excellence in upholding the rule of law’ during the pandemic where our Advisers saw an unprecedented rise in calls – 20% – and were able to quickly move to remote working to support whistleblowers. Our report ‘The Best … Read more

Read our latest newsletter

Our latest newsletter has been published and includes our latest activity on our campaign, Let’s Fix UK Whistleblowing Law, blogs, whistleblower feedback, and details of how to book a place on our next Masterclass on 7 October Masterclass: Handling sexual harassment & whistleblowing concerns in the workplace aimed at senior individuals including HR, Compliance, Legal … Read more

Protect ‘concerned’ Jonathan Taylor summonsed to Monaco

Authorities in Monaco have issued a summons demanding whistleblower Jonathan Taylor appear before investigating judge Ludovic Leclerc, at the Palais de Justice, in Monaco, on 11 October “for examination”. Oil industry whistleblower Jonathan Taylor –  who blew the whistle on bribery by his former employers, SBM Offshore – returned to the UK in July after being arrested and … Read more

Finance worker takes case to Court of Appeal to prove whistleblowing claim

Ms L Kong who was Head of Financial Audit, made a number of protected whistleblowing disclosures over a new investment product her employer Gulf International Bank was offering to investors. She was concerned about the regulatory compliance of the investment product, which she detailed in a draft audit report sent to the Head of Legal at her company. Her concerns (which the Bank accepted constituted protected disclosures) … Read more

Can a whistleblowing policy help prevent fraud and strengthen cyber security?

Cybercrime is one of the most disruptive frauds that organisations face so we need tools that improve protections for businesses – and indeed for customers, clients and the wider public affected by fraud. PWC’s global economic crime survey 2020 revealed fraud and economic crime are at record highs in the UK, and FCA and others … Read more

Blacklisted – or simply bad luck?

Georgia worked as an electrical engineer on a major transport project. Her role was to check whether the electrical installations complied with health and safety standards. She noted a number of installation issues, as well as a piece of damaged cable that, if left unchanged, could cause a fire. When Georgia reported her findings to … Read more

Supermarket worker speaks up about health and safety concerns

Graham (not his real name) worked in a managerial role at a supermarket and became concerned about the supermarket’s health and safety practices. He saw examples of staff working in unsafe conditions, with their own health and safety being disregarded. Food produce regulations were not being followed, such as frozen food being sold after it … Read more

Why we need employers to do more: webinar summary

Protect Chief Executive Liz Gardiner welcomed almost 100 delegates to the third in our series of webinars to promote campaign Let’s Fix UK Whistleblowing Law which had the focus on duties and standards for employers. The panel: Rav Passi, whistleblower and Protect Trustee Marina Glasgow, Deputy Chief Conciliator, ACAS Sam Bereket, National Lead Intelligence & … Read more

Protect publish report ‘Why we need a legal duty on employers’

Protect today publishes report, ‘Why we need a legal duty on employers‘ as part of ongoing campaign, ‘Let’s Fix UK Whistleblowing Law’ to reform the Public Interest Disclosure Act. The report highlights the key finding from YouGov research that UK workers – 76% – want to see all employers have whistleblowing standards in place and … Read more

Our latest newsletter is out!

Our latest newsletter has been published – read about our shortlist for the Law Society’s ‘Excellence in Law Awards 2021’ for  ‘Excellence in upholding the Rule of Law’ and our work supporting whistleblowers during Covid. Toxic workplaces have been hitting the headlines over the past few months… if you work in HR, compliance, or oversee … Read more