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Protect bids farewell to Chief Executive Francesca West after 12 years’ dedicated service

6th December 2019

Francesca West is standing down as Chief Executive of whistleblowing charity Protect after 12 years to spend more time with her young family. Joining the charity as an adviser in 2007, she has held posts as Legal Officer, Director of Policy as well as Deputy Chief Executive, before becoming Chief Executive in 2017. Protect Chairman, […]

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Employers should tread with caution before dismissing a person who has raised public interest concerns

28th November 2019

The Supreme Court has ruled a Royal Mail employee was unfairly dismissed for blowing the whistle, not for the alleged poor performance – based on false information – that the company’s HR department suggested was the reason for her dismissal. The landmark judgment extends the scope of whistleblower protection and suggests that employers will need […]

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The Lawyer Conference discusses NDAs

Our legal officer, Elizabeth Gardiner, joined a discussion on Non Disclosure Agreements at The Lawyer’s conference on Managing Risk and Litgation in November. Protect shared the panel with the Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority and lawyers who advise employers concerns about the misuse of NDAs had been brought to light by the #Metoo campaign and the Parliamentary […]

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11:02 AM Jan 21st

@NHSwhistleblowr @WB_UK Actually... we did reply. We'd rather be proactive and meet to move along our draft Whistle… https://t.co/8ZKNIEgkiV

04:08 PM Jan 20th

RT @whistleblowing: Another investigation revealing global corruption in action, to the detriment of Angolans. The work of @PPLAAF with @IC

03:31 PM Jan 20th

@WB_UK @NatGuardianFTSU Guidance is 1st step - if it is not followed then becomes easier to sanction as there is a… https://t.co/MNAkUl327S

01:58 PM Jan 20th

@Penbat1 @NHSwhistleblowr @NatGuardianFTSU @SteveBolsin @SteveDunnCEO @DHSCgovuk @WestSuffolkNHS Guidance is 1st st… https://t.co/6hUe4o3mrQ

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