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Employees who blow the whistle on wrongdoing in the workplace will receive more information and support under new measures to strengthen whistleblowing legislation.
Whistleblowing is an issue that many people have views and concerns about. As the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 progressed, government made a number of changes to strengthen the whistleblowing protection framework. These changes were introduced to:
- ensure people only blow the whistle on matters of public interest
- allow whistleblowing claims to through the Employment Tribunal system without being too easily dismissed for disclosures not being made in good faith
- introduce a redress route for people who suffer a detriment at the hands of a co-worker for blowing the whistle
Following these changes, we are seeking evidence to help us to look more closely at provisions which were unaffected by the changes implemented through the Act. We will consider whether any aspects of the protections no longer work in the way originally intended and whether further changes are needed in light of that evidence.