Friday 15 August 2003

Whistleblowing Disclosures

An updated list of prescribed persons, made under s43F of the Employment Rights Act 1996, has been published.

A worker cannot be dismissed, or subjected to a detriment, if he makes a qualifying disclosure (meaning a disclosure that tends to show a criminal offence has/will be committed, a breach to health & safety rules has/will be committed, a person is failing to comply with a legal obligation etc.).

Under s43F of the Employment Rights Act 1996, the DTI produces a list of prescribed person to whom a protected disclosure can be made. This list has now been updated (with effect from 1st October 2003).

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