31 May 2011
Woman wins whistleblowing case
An instance of whistleblowing has resulted in a woman winning an employment tribunal brought about by her alleging unfair dismissal against her former bosses.
The Telegraph and Argus reports that Naz Shah - who worked as a commissioning manager for NHS Bradford and Airedale, a body that provides care to around 500,000 in this area of Yorkshire - decided to raise concerns about a new role she took up in the organisation in 2009.
Mrs Shah became director of an initiative created by Local Government Yorkshire and Humber which was aimed at encouraging a higher number of Muslim females to become involved in leadership in both the public and private sectors.
The 37-year-old voiced worries over aspects of the programme such as its funding and invoice arrangements, a move that resulted in her taking the body to court after leaving her post and eventually winning her case.
"This now protects other secondees and workers who will whistleblow in good faith. I'm just glad I was honest," she noted.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett