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Whistleblowing and Interim Relief

We’re ready if someone blows the whistle

If one of your employees believes they’ve witnessed wrongful activity in your workplace, they may choose to report it. We’ll help you put a whistleblowing policy in place which clearly sets out your process for dealing with any allegations and ensure all your managers are trained in it.

Our Employment team has extensive experience in supporting a wide range of employers dealing with whistleblowing and protected disclosures and in resisting applications for interim relief of this type in the Employment Tribunal. We promise you clear professional advice and a friendly, personal service to protect your interests and put your mind at rest.

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The clarity and certainty you need

Whenever an employee blows the whistle or makes a protected disclosure you should always look at the allegation first before you consider any possible motivation behind it. We have experience in investigating claims and can advise you at every stage. 

Dismissing a whistleblower, or beginning disciplinary proceedings against them, attracts risk and can lead to claims at the Employment Tribunal, regardless of how genuinely you believe the employee is making an allegation (or protected disclosure) in bad faith.

We will help you treat disclosures with diligence and respect and follow the process set out in your whistleblowing policy, even if you believe the disclosure is not a protected disclosure.

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Trust us to represent you at Tribunal

A whistleblower who has been dismissed could bring a claim to the Employment Tribunal and apply for interim relief in respect of any action taken against them. If granted, this would mean you will have to pay the whistleblower’s salary until the date of any final hearing.

We have extensive experience in supporting clients through every stage of tribunals, from pre-claim conciliation to hearing and, if necessary, appeal. We’ll provide friendly, pragmatic advice to help you make every decision with confidence and achieve the outcome you require.

City expertise without the City fees

Many of our Employment team have worked as in-house lawyers in businesses as well as the City’s top firms and bring wide-ranging experience and broad commercial acumen to protect your interests, but without the E1 fees.

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