If you have highlighted to your employer or other relevant authority an issue or concern of wrongdoing, also known as a protected disclosure, and have been subsequently dismissed or suffered detriment, you may be able to commence a whistleblowing claim against your employer.
Employees who raise concerns to their employers whether in relation to a possible breach of health and safety, illegal activity or providing details of attempts to cover up or disguise wrongdoing are protected from being dismissed. In order to qualify for protection under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, you must believe that a wrongdoing has occurred, or is likely to occur and it needs to relate to specific subject matters, such as:
- health and safety
- criminal offences
- damage to environment
If you are dismissed for whistleblowing, you may be able to bring an unfair dismissal claim against your employer.
Our team of Employment solicitors will be more than happy to assist you on your case and will be more than willing to advise you based upon your particular circumstances. Our employment specialists can be contacted by e-mail by clicking here, or by telephone on 0113 284 5023.
Yunus Lunat – Head of Employment Law
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