Whistleblowing

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Whistle blowing policies - why have them and what to put in them?

Whilst most employers have a staff handbook (or at the very least, a collection of core policies for staff), many have yet to put in place a specific policy about whistleblowing and what employees should do if they discover wrongdoing within their business. ...

Ask Auntie: Do compliance officers benefit from whistle blowing protection?

Dear Auntie We have just announced bonuses for 2016, and our Head of Compliance is complaining that his bonus is lower than it should be. He believes this is because he “blew this whistle” about various regulatory breaches when he gave his...

How public does a 'public interest disclosure' need to be?

The legal background   Whistleblowing legislation is important because it encourages workers to raise important issues such as breaches of legal obligations or health and safety concerns with their employers, without fear of being subjected to a...

LLP Member cannot pursue a whistle blowing claim.

The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down its judgment in Clyde & Co v Bates van Winkelhof in which it was decided that a true partner cannot also be a worker and cannot, therefore, bring a whistle blowing claim. This follows just a few months on from...

Whoops! Seven slip-ups - some of the most common but avoidable HR mistakes

A subscriber to HRlaw.co.uk has asked us to compile a list of what we find to be some of the most common HR mistakes and traps that employers can make and fall into.  The HR law team has put their heads together and here they are: 1.   ...

New Year, New Problems

New year, new problems.. 2010 saw key developments in case law which Ozlem Kulle and Helen Besch outline in their articles. This article highlights key cases that are likely to be decided in 2011. Age discrimination The ECJ is considering in the German...

2010 case round up (part 1)

2010 was a very busy year for employment tribunals and courts with plenty of interesting cases.  Here are our chosen case highlights: 1. Compensation in discrimination cases – stigma loss Chaggar v Abbey National plc [2010] IRLR 47 The...