Whistleblowing is the term used when a worker passes on information concerning wrongdoing, which is called “making a disclosure” or “blowing the whistle”. The wrongdoing will typically (although not necessarily) be something they have witnessed at work.
To be covered by whistleblowing law, a worker who makes a disclosure must reasonably believe two things and the employer or receiving organisation must manage the disclosure in accordance with the law that is set out in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) 1998.
This legislation allows for a worker to take a case to an employment tribunal if they have been victimised at work or lost their job because they have ‘blown the whistle’.
There have been numerous cases where this has not been done properly and it has resulted in the employer facing litigation, claims for compensation and receiving adverse publicity so it is vital that anyone who may be involved in managing whistleblowing does so in accordance with the law and considers the safety of the whistleblower to prevent this from happening.
This one-day course is aimed at anyone that needs an overview of the legislation, policy and guidance surrounding whistleblowing.
This course covers the following areas:
- What is whistleblowing?
- The law, policy & guidance on whistleblowing.
- Confidentiality – When does it apply?
- What is vulnerability?
- Maximising information from a whistleblower.
Delivered on an in-house basis
Virtual Classroom or On-Site Delivery