The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 introduced a policy to provide strong protection from dismissal or other sanction for workers who report wrongdoings (for example a criminal offence, a failure comply with a legal obligation, a miscarriage of justice or damage to the environment) that they believe to be true. It enables workers who blow the whistle about wrongdoing to complain to an employment tribunal if they are dismissed or suffer any other form of detriment for doing so.
Only employees can complain of unfair dismissal, but workers who are not employees can complain that they have been subjected to a detriment if their contracts are terminated because they have made a protected disclosure.
Whether you are an employer requiring guidance on dealing with an employee who claims to be making a protected disclosure or defending a Tribunal Claim or an employee who feels they have suffered a detriment as a result of making a protected disclosure our expert team of solicitors will provide practical advice and professional representation.
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