Tags: Whistle blowing

Law firms warns of impact of whistleblowing claims

Today (25 June), three key changes come into force in the UK in relation to whistleblowing claims as various provisions of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act come into effect. However, according to law firm, Hogan Lovells, some of these changes could lead to more rather than less litigation due to a lack of clarity…

More protection for whistleblowers announced

The Government has announced that the protections available to whistleblowers are to be strengthened further. Its proposed amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will mean that individuals who choose to blow the whistle against their employer will have protection from instances of bullying or harassment that may occur from their colleagues. Currently, the…

Employment proposals could increase discrimination and whistle-blowing claims

The government has launched a consultation on reducing the upper limit on compensation payments for unfair dismissal. But PwC has warned that the proposals risk increasing the number of discrimination and whistle-blowing claims. Ed Stacey, partner at PwC Legal, commented: “It is likely that the combination of increased fees for launching claims and the proposed…