If you believe you’ve been treated unfairly by your employer as a result of whistleblowing, or unsure about blowing the whistle yourself, our Employment Solicitors can advise you.
We can guide you through the process if you’re subject to disciplinary action which may lead to your dismissal, offering you advice early on, to put yourself in the best position, whatever the outcome.
Our hands-on and proactive team of Solicitors can review your case initially to determine whether you may have a potential claim against your employer.
Our Employment Solicitors have considerable experience in whistleblowing cases, and can offer technically astute and practical legal advice.
We’ll speak to you in plain English without legal jargon. We operate fairly on pricing and will discuss our Solicitors fee with you before any work starts.
We offer a reliable and prompt service, ensuring we are available when you have a query, even outside normal office hours.
More Information on Whistleblowing
Whistleblowing can occur if you make a disclosure to your employer about an unlawful act or illegal activity.
Typically, this could involve a fraudulent activity, a health and safety breach or criminal behaviour. The disclosure will have to meet some other conditions, such as being in the public interest.
Examples of whistleblowing cases include:
- An accountant or financial officer reporting financial wrongdoing or malpractice
- A hospital worker who reports a health and safety breach
Whistleblowing legislation applies to employees and workers. Unlike most unfair dismissal claims, you don’t need to have two years’ continuous service in order to bring a claim under whistleblowing legislation.
The disclosure must also be made to either the employer, or to a ‘prescribed person’ outside of the organisation, such as a regulatory body. The whistleblowing disclosure doesn’t necessarily need to be made during the worker’s time with the employer.
If an employee suffers any disadvantage as a result of whistleblowing, the employee can claim compensation for injury to feelings. And if they’re dismissed from their employment as a result, they can claim uncapped compensation for loss of earnings.
Of course, not all clients are the same. So while some may want and need tough action, others might prefer to adopt a peace-making approach.
Our Employment Solicitors will work with you and provide advice in line with your objectives.
Our approach is down-to earth, friendly and pragmatic, and we combine this with many years of employment law expertise.
And we’re completely open when it comes to our Solicitors fees, so we’ll provide an estimate before any work starts, ensuring you’ll never be caught out by surprise fees.
Funding Your Case
We have different hourly rates, according to each Solicitors’ level of experience - and a discount may be offered for the first hour.
Any additional charges will be discussed with you in advance.
Subject to gaining an agreement with your insurer, we may be able to act for you under the terms of your Legal Expenses Insurance policy.
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