Tags: whistleblowers

50% of regulators have no training on dealing with whistleblowers

Regulators with the power to receive and investigate whistleblowing disclosures are not adequately prepared to deal with confidential information from potential whistleblowers – according to new research by Middlesex University. Some fourteen years after the relevant legislation came into force, a quarter of the 54 regulators contacted by employment law experts Professor David Lewis and…

Council set to trial new whistleblowing hotline

The City of Edinburgh Council is set to carry out a pilot of a new whistleblowing hotline to provide staff with a confidential route to raise concerns about wrong-doing, malpractice or any other serious risk to the Council. The new arrangements, which are intended to strengthen the Council’s current governance measures, will see calls handled…

Andrew Lansley and key health figures meet at NHS Whistleblowing Summit

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley MP was today joined by senior representatives from trade unions, patient groups, royal colleges and other representative healthcare bodies in a Whistleblowing Summit. This Summit was organised by the NHS Employers organisation to identify collective ways to help staff raise concerns and support whistleblowing, which is crucial to the safety and care…

Whistleblowers should be rewarded not demonised

Change in work culture essential to stamp out wrongdoing One of the UK’s leading whistleblowing experts has claimed that rewards for whistleblowing and a change in work culture are vital if damaging public disclosures of information are to be avoided. Speaking a Middlesex University public debate last night, Professor of employment law, David Lewis argued…

Kelly sayers: Whistleblowing Put to the Test

Legislation to protect whistleblowers is in place to enable employees to report wrongdoing in the workplace without fear of being victimised or losing any of their employment rights. But what is the correct test to be applied in order to determine if a whistleblowing (protected disclosure) claim in respect of detrimental treatment or automatic unfair…

Employees urged to blow the whistle on fraud and corruption

A new service has launched which encourages confidential reporting of suspected fraud or corruption. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) says SFO Confidential will enable “concerned individuals to help expose situations that might deserve a closer look”. Anyone in an organisation or connected through business or providers of professional services, and with some inside knowledge of…