Let's Fix UK Whistleblowing Law

September 20, 2021
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Protect continues their series of webinars as part of their legal reform campaign, Let's Fix UK Whistleblowing Law

When: Monday 20 September 2021, 10:00 - 11:00am (GMT)
Where: 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 

Sam Bereket, National Lead - Intelligence & Learning National Guardian's Office
Melanie Wilkes, Head of Research, Work Foundation
Ravi Passi, Whistleblower and Protect Trustee
Elizabeth Gardiner, CEO, Protect
Ian Peters, IBE Chief Executive
Marina Glasgow, Deputy Chief Conciliator, ACAS
Fraser Simpson, Associate General Counsel - Ethics, Governance & Compliance, Wellcome Trust Foundation

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