Whistleblowing occurs when an employee or worker raises a concern about wrongdoing within an organisation, namely: a dangerous or illegal practice which affects others, such as the general public. This is called ‘making a disclosure in the public interest’. Here we cover the public interest test, how whistleblowers are legally protected, and the amount of compensation you may have to pay in a successful whistleblowing claim. You'll also find information on the whistleblower advice line - a free confidential helpline, exclusive to CIPD members, in partnership with Public Concern at Work, which aims to support with whistleblowing at work.



Whistleblowing at work

Information on the UK legal position on whistleblowing, what to include in a whistleblowing policy, and how to implement one in the workplace

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