Whistleblowing, or public interest disclosure, occurs when a worker reports that a particular failure or breach has occurred or is likely to occur by way of an authorised disclosure method. Qualifying Disclosures
A worker must reasonably believe that a disclosure is in the public interest.
Most employers are subject to the whistleblowing legislation, including offices, shops, factories, hospitals, charities and even the Government. Who is Covered by Whistleblowing Legislation?
A worker who “blows the whistle” will be legally protected if the disclosure satisfies qualifying conditions. Qualifying Disclosures
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