At Hodge Jones and Allen, we are proud of our work representing people who shed light on wrongdoing in organisations, as we passionately believe in a culture of openness and transparency in the workplace. If you know about something that’s not right at work and want to report it, or if you are suffering unfair treatment after highlighting malpractice, we are here to help with expert legal support.
Laws exist to protect people who blow the whistle where they believe:
1. Legal obligations are not being fulfilled
2. Someone’s health or safety is in danger
3. There is or will be damage to the environment
4. A criminal offence is or will be occurring
5. Wrongdoing is being covered up
It is against the law for an employer to dismiss or victimise a worker who makes such a ‘protected disclosure’. This protection covers a wide range of workers and is effective from day one of work, unlike unfair dismissal protection.
It is generally expected that workers should raise their concerns with their employer in the first instance, but there may be cases where it is more appropriate to report wrongdoing more widely.
This is a complex area of the law and employers facing legal action often argue that the treatment of the worker was for reasons other than making the disclosure. We have expert knowledge of the tactics commonly used by employers and a record of success in representing our clients in this area. We always push for companies to act on the concerns raised and to pay the maximum compensation if our clients have suffered ill treatment.
Our whistle blowing claims specialists are part of our London based employee law team. We have almost four decades of experience helping clients from around the UK with a wide variety of legal matters. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.