EMPLOYMENT LAW

WHISTLEBLOWING

At some point during your employment, you may become aware of wrongdoing or malpractice that you feel that you are under a moral duty to report. If you do you become a whistleblower and are protected from unfavourable treatment because of your disclosure.

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If you have suffered from detrimental treatment or have been dismissed because of your whistleblowing you must act quickly in seeking advice as you have three months less one day from the date of this treatment within which to bring your claim at the employment tribunal. If you are suffering discrimination or harassment as the result of whistleblowing or have been unfairly or constructively dismissed, please call us on 0161 669 4621 or contact us at sbirchall@birchlaw.co.uk for a free no obligation chat.

Whatever your occupation or profession it is possible that you will one day uncover dishonesty, malfeasance, or malpractice at your place of work. If you report such behaviour, then you are protected and must not be treated unfavourable because of it.

Our experienced solicitors are here to help. We can offer practical advice and assistance in reporting public interest concerns in a way that helps to avoid difficulties and discourage reprisals.

If you are aware of wrongdoing, then it is important to first ascertain the correct channel through which you should make the disclosure. Certain professions such as medicine, financial services or law have certain accepted channels that you need to go down first.

Unfortunately, some employers can react badly to whistleblowers leading to mistreatment. This includes demotion; restrictions; hostility; benefits or bonuses being withheld; harassment or victimization; pressure to resign; and unfair dismissal.

If you have received unfavourable treatment because of a protected disclosure, then there are a number of legal remedies available. In the first instance, we can help you go through any internal grievance procedure to resolve outstanding issues with your employer. Failing that, options include negotiating a settlement agreement with your employer, which can lead to a negotiated exit on better financial terms than you might otherwise receive, or formal tribunal proceedings. As a last resort, whether you have been unfairly dismissed or been forced to leave due to constructive dismissal, we have experience and the understanding you need to help pursue an employment tribunal claim against your employer.

Whichever funding route you choose, you can rest assure that our experienced solicitors will always do their utmost to keep costs as low as possible. To hear more about our funding options please contact us on 0161 669 4621 or email us at sbirchall@birchlaw.co.uk

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