Whistleblowers: the new law

The Jimmy Saville, Hillsborough and Mid Staffs scandals could all be seen as cases where less damage would have been done if people had spoken out earlier. Although the reasons for these scandals are varied and complex, they exposed the legal protection for whistleblowers to closer scrutiny.

Partly in response to these concerns, significant changes to our whistleblowing legislation were introduced in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, which received Royal Assent in April 2013. These new provisions apply to disclosures made on or after 25 June.

Overall, they aim to increase protection for ‘genuine’ whistleblowers, while plugging a loophole that conferred protection on employees who were in effect complaining about their own personal employment position rather than matters in the public interest…

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