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International civil society and human rights groups call on Monaco to drop all charges against whistleblower Jonathan Taylor

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, (of which Protect is a part of) made up of whistleblowing, human rights and transparency organisations, and international jurists welcome the decision of the Supreme Court of Croatia to revoke the first-instance court decision, which allowed for the extradition of whistleblower, Jonathan Taylor to Monaco. While the case ... Read more

‘To UK and other world authorities: what sort of example are you setting to would-be whistleblowers?’

UK national Jonathan Taylor blew the whistle in 2013 on a $275 million international network of bribes paid by his employers Monaco-based Dutch oil platform company SBM Offshore. His evidence was investigated by the UK Serious Fraud Office, investigators in Brazil and the Netherlands as well as the FBI and the US Department of Justice. … 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

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TESTING ABCHow can Protect help you Protect is an independent charity offering free and confidential advice to individuals who witness wrongdoing in their workplace and are unsure how or whether to raise their concerns. We also offer advice on the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA), the law that protects workplace whistleblowers if they are ... Read more

I’m bringing legal action and I’m looking for help

I'M BRINGING LEGAL ACTION AND I'M LOOKING FOR HELPHow can Protect help you Protect is an independent charity offering free and confidential advice to individuals who witness wrongdoing in their workplace and are unsure how or whether to raise their concerns. We also offer advice on the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA), the law ... Read more

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Protect aims to make whistleblowing work for individuals, organisations and society. Every year, we support around 3,000 whistleblowers who call our Advice Line. In addition, we work with organisations on improving their speak up arrangements and campaign for better legal protection of whistleblowers. View our case studiesOur impact in 2019 Fortunately, my claims were taken ... Read more

Raised concerns unresolved

I'VE RAISED MY CONCERNS BUT THEY ARE STILL UNRESOLVEDAsking for feedback If you have raised your concerns to your employer and you are worried that no action has been taken, you should ask for feedback. We sometimes find that an employer will have taken some steps to address a whistleblower’s concerns but simply not communicated ... Read more

Covid-19 advice

COVID-19 ADVICEReturning to work: workers’ rights and employers’ obligations As workplaces reopen after lockdown, many people are worried about their safety and that of their colleagues, clients or customers. Here we set out some general advice in response to frequently asked questions. Employers should consult, communicate and explain to their staff what measures are in ... 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

Social worker speaks up about inappropriate relationship

Andre (not his real name) was a residential social worker in a children’s home. He was increasingly concerned that a colleague, Lionel (not his real name), seemed to have developed a close relationship with a 12 year old girl in the home. During a holiday, Lionel insisted that the girl should travel in his car ... Read more