Whistleblowing is the reporting of suspected or actual wrongdoing. Whistleblowers are given protection against unfavourable treatment at work. The relevant provisions are found in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and apply to workers including police officers. A worker is protected against dismissal or unfavourable treatment for making a “protected disclosure”. It is unlawful for the force to treat you unfavourably or dismiss you because you have made a protected disclosure. If you are dismissed for this reason, you can bring a claim for unfair dismissal. If your claim is successful, there is no limit to the compensation you can be awarded. This is one of the very limited circumstances in which a police officer can bring an unfair dismissal claim.

A worker is protected against dismissal or unfavourable treatment for making a “protected disclosure”. It is unlawful for the force to treat you unfavourably or dismiss you because you have made a protected disclosure. If you are dismissed for this reason, you can bring a claim for unfair dismissal. If your claim is successful, there is no limit to the compensation you can be awarded. This is one of the very limited circumstances in which a police officer can bring an unfair dismissal claim.

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