As award-winning solicitors for our whistleblowing expertise, at Slater & Gordon Lawyers we have considerable experience in acting for individual whistleblowers, in a broad range of circumstances, from financial malpractice in the City, to NHS whistleblowers, senior executives, teachers and public sector officials.
Our approach is not simply to provide legal representation for employees victimised after blowing the whistle, but also to help before the event, by offering practical advice and assistance in how to report public interest concerns in the best way to avoid difficulties and to protect against reprisals.
Some of the cases we have been involved in have attracted widespread publicity, raising the profile of whistleblowers and the importance of proper safeguards nationally. By far the majority have remained anonymous, but with remedial action taken by employers about the concern raised and also to put right the wrong done to the whistleblowing employee.
The law regulating whistleblowing under PIDA, The Public Interest Disclosure Act, is complex. In litigation, our clients have often faced robust defence by employers, as the potential damage to reputation caused by losing a case and the damages awarded can be significant. It is not uncommon for employers to argue that the treatment of the employee was for some other reason, for example, an individual's performance, misconduct or because of a genuine redundancy.
If you are thinking about bringing your concerns about unlawful activity in the workplace to your employer's attention, or you feel that after raising a concern you are being treated unfairly, we recommend that you seek the advice of a specialist employment lawyer as soon as possible to maximise the protection available to you.
Do you want to find out if you've got a claim for whistleblowing?
If you have been bullied or experienced detrimental repercussions after raising concerns about wrongdoing, and would like to know if you have a claim for whistleblowing, all you need to do is fill in our online whistleblowing enquiry form, and respond to some straightforward questions. One of our solicitors will then telephone or email you to discuss your claim. This service is free and 100% confidential.
Contact us today to talk about your employment issue with one of our specialist employment solicitors
Please call 0800 916 9060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our whistleblowing employment solicitors operate from offices across the country and can offer immediate and accessible representation anywhere in the UK.