The Work Couch

Whistleblowing (Part 2): How to approach whistleblowing complaints

Published on 27 March 2024

Welcome to The Work Couch, the podcast series where we explore how your business can navigate today's tricky people challenges and respond to key developments in the ever-evolving world of employment law.

In part 2 of our mini-series on whistleblowing, Ellie Gelder is joined by Sybille Raphael, Legal Director at whistleblowing charity Protect, to explain how employers can approach whistleblowing complaints proactively and effectively. We discuss:

  • The reasons why employees don't speak up about wrongdoing at work, and how to foster a "speak up" culture;
  • Protecting whistleblowers from victimisation;
  • The shifting perceptions of whistleblowers, and how the nature of complaints has changed over the last decade;
  • How the employer's approach to whistleblowing will differ to its approach for grievances;
  • Balancing the duty of confidentiality to both the whistleblower and to the subject(s) of the complaint; and
  • Using whistleblowing reporting as a positive tool to achieve wider commercial goals.

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