Tribunal ruling bolsters protection for potential whistle-blowers

A protected disclosure is bolstered by a recent tribunal case ruling between James Bilsborough and Berry Marketing Service Ltd for potential whistleblowers.

This case has now opened the doors for the potential challenge that a claimant could argue the same protected rights as those who have formally whistle blown, if they can evidence they have considered/ researched in to how to whistle blow in their organisation.

Vici McLean, HR Key Account Manager at Optimal People & Business Services, states “We are seeing an increase in the number of claimants raising claims with the tribunal relating to whistle blowing and this is certainly an interesting decision and one to be mindful of.”

This ruling has not set a precedent however it is certainly one to watch. Let us know your thought’s on this.

Vici McLean
HR Key Account Manager
Optimal PBS

Source: https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/tribunal-case-bolsters-protection-for-potential-whistleblowers/

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