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TEMPLATE LETTERS

Template library

Below you will find some example templates for employees to download and adapt to your own situation and workplace. We have also provided the examples of how the templates can be used.

Raising a whistleblowing concern

You can use this template to help you write a letter to your employer raising your whistleblowing concerns. We have more detailed guidance about raising whistleblowing concerns here.

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Escalating a whistleblowing concern internally

You can use this template to help you escalate your whistleblowing concerns to a more senior manager if you already raised concerns internally and received no response or a negative response.

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Appealing a dismissal

You can use this template to help you write a letter to your employer if you have been dismissed from your job because of whistleblowing. You can find more information about being dismissed or forced out for raising your concerns here.

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Requesting feedback

You can use this template to help you write a letter to your employer asking for feedback on whistleblowing concerns that you have raised. You can find more information about asking for feedback here.

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Reporting victimisation due to whistleblowing

You can use this template to help you write a letter to your employer reporting that you have been victimised for raising whistleblowing concerns. Find out more about what victimisation is here.

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What is whistleblowing?

Find out how we define whistleblowing, whether it differs from 'speaking up', when it is best to raise a grievance and more.

What we can help with:

What we can't help with:

  • As a legal advice service we offer free expert advice around whistleblowing protection
  • We listen and ask the right questions to get a clear picture on complex cases
  • Offer support and in some cases, referrals to pro bono lawyers in exceptional cases
  • Act as a respected and trusted legal ‘third party’ e.g. writing to a regulator or Government
  • Help highlight your whistleblowing concern in the media, if suitable
  • We are not general employment lawyers so cannot provide general employment law advice
  • We do not advocate at the Employment Tribunal, so we cannot represent you
  • We are not a regulatory body, so cannot investigate your whistleblowing concerns

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