The term whistleblower is used to describe someone who exposes dangerous or illegal activity in a public or private organisation. It’s an incredibly valuable activity because it brings to light all sorts of workplace incidents such as health and safety risks, potential environmental problems, fraud, deficiencies in the care of vulnerable people and cover-ups. It’s essential that employees have trust in the system so they can act with confidence, knowing that concerns will be taken seriously and they’ll be protected against victimisation. By the end of this course, you’ll know everything you need to know about whistleblowing.
- Why blow the whistle?
- Who is protected under whistleblowing legislation?
- What makes a protected disclosure?
- Personal grievance or blowing the whistle?
- Who to tell in order to benefit from legal protection
- Remedies if you’re treated detrimentally
- Where to get support