continues their series of webinars as part of their legal reform campaign, Let's Fix UK Whistleblowing Law
Monday 20 September 2021, 10:00 - 11:00am (GMT)
Online, Register here
The UK whistleblowing law, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, says nothing around the standards expected from employers on what they should have in place to deal with whistleblowing in the workplace.
Outside of regulated health and financial service sectors - employers aren't obliged to have a whistleblowing policy, let alone a whistleblowing support system to investigate concerns, train staff in handling and managing concerns, or prevent whistleblower victimisation. There are no sanctions or fines for employers who ignore a concern, poorly investigate a concern, or victimise a whistleblower.
The panel will discuss what employers think about this legal duty, whether it will make a difference and some of the challenges this may prevent as well as some good examples of best practice already happening
Chair: Andrew Pepper-Parsons - Head of Policy at Protect
, National Lead - Intelligence & Learning National Guardian's Office
, Head of Research, Work Foundation
, Whistleblower and Protect Trustee
, CEO, Protect
, IBE Chief Executive
, Deputy Chief Conciliator, ACAS
Associate General Counsel - Ethics, Governance & Compliance, Wellcome Trust Foundation
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