Welcome to Allen & Overy’s Employment Talk blog, sharing with you our views and insights into the latest developments into whistleblowing, whereby workers raise concerns about misconduct or malpractice. These disclosures may be protected by law, making the implementation of whistleblowing or speak-up policies standard practice in workplaces.
19 May 2015 - Hannah Gormley
Public Concern at Work has just published its analysis of Whistleblowing judgments between 2011-2013 as a way of establishing whether the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) is effective. Here are a few of the key takeaways coupled with our analysis on the report: › Read More
06 March 2015 - Sheila Fahy
It will come as no surprise to regulated firms that changes are afoot with regard to whistleblowing. The critical need for robust whistleblowing arrangements that both encourage disclosures and protect those who speak out has been forcefully advocated by the likes of the Whistleblowing Commission, the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, the PRA and the › Read More
10 February 2015 - Sheila Fahy
Are employers missing a trick with whistleblowing? Sure, most employers have whistleblowing policies in place which provide guidance to staff on the procedures for making a protected disclosure and, mirroring the law, offer protection against retaliation for those who do blow the whistle. But, do employers really encourage their employees to “speak up”? Do employers › Read More