An employee makes a Public Interest Disclosure (Disclosure) where they have some concern about a practice in their workplace or about an issue relating to their contract of employment.
What is a Disclosure?
Employers should have up-to-date policies to deal with situations where an employee makes a Disclosure and should train members of staff in dealing with Disclosures.
What constitutes a Disclosure, and therefore affords the employee making that Disclosure protection, has expanded in recent years and employers should be aware of circumstances which could attract protection from the relevant legislation.
How can we help?
If you require assistance in responding to a Disclosure or Tribunal claim, or require the drafting of a comprehensive Whistleblowing policy, please do not hesitate to contact our Employment Team.