CMA offers £100,000 to cartel whistleblowers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in advertising, anonymity, competition, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an advertising campaign targeting illegal cartels, offering anonymity and a reward of up to £100,000 for whistleblowers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd March 2017

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NHS whistleblowers will get compensation if blacklisted by health service – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2017 in compensation, employment, health, news, tribunals, whistleblowers by tracey

‘NHS whistleblowers will be entitled to compensation if they are stopped from getting new jobs in the health service because of their disclosures, the government will announce.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2017

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The Front Page in the Digital Age: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies publishes report on protecting journalists’ sources – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 3rd, 2017 in confidentiality, internet, media, reports, whistleblowers by tracey

‘A study raising concerns about journalists’ ability to protect sources and whistleblowers was launched in the House of Lords last Wednesday.’

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Uk Human Rights Blog, 3rd March 2017

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Whistleblowers endangered in digital age, says lawyers’ report – The Guardian

‘Whistleblowers need better legal protection because they are far easier to identify in the digital era and successive laws have undermined their status, according to a report by media lawyers.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2017

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Rolls-Royce – What price co-operation – Fulcrum Chambers

Posted February 21st, 2017 in bribery, deferred prosecution agreements, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘Self referral, co-operation and a balance of mitigating factors were thought to be essential ingredients before a DPA could be considered by a prosecutor. It seems only one existed in this case yet the UK’s largest DPA to date followed.’

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Fulcrum Chambers, 20th January 2017

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Martin Fodder on Whistleblowing: The Importance of Asking the Right Questions – Littleton Chambers

Posted February 20th, 2017 in data protection, disclosure, dismissal, employment tribunals, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘The judgment of the EAT in Eiger Securities LLP v Korshunova [2016] UKEAT 0149_16_0212, 6th December 2016 has attracted a fair amount of comment. It concerned the claims by a broker, Ms Korshunova, that 3 client accounts had been allocated away from her and she had then been dismissed because she had made a protected disclosure as to the impropriety of her manager (Mr Ashton) using her password and terminal. The ET upheld claims of detriment and dismissal for whistleblowing. The EAT (Slade J) remitted the case allowing 3 of the 5 grounds of appeal. ‘

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Littleton Chambers, 23rd January 2017

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Whistleblowers keep us safe. We can’t allow them to be silenced – The Guardian

‘With its proposed changes to the Official Secrets Act, the Law Commission would make it all but impossible for government wrongdoing to be exposed.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2017

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Independent Monitoring Board : the Eyes and Ears – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in news, prisons, reports, whistleblowers by sally

‘Our prisons appear to be in a state of permanent crisis but what little we on the outside know about what goes inside our chaotic and violent jails owes little to journalists. Media has been effectively banned by the Government from going into prisons.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 31st January 2017

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Whistleblower wins 13-year campaign against HSBC – The Guardian

‘A lone whistleblower has won a 13-year “David and Goliath battle” against HSBC and Britain’s chief financial watchdog, resulting in a multimillion-pound compensation payout to thousands of people.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2017

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MPs are sexually assaulting young staff members in Parliament, MP claims – The Independent

Posted November 30th, 2016 in complaints, news, parliament, sexual offences, whistleblowers by tracey

‘A Labour MP has called for a whistle-blowing service to be set up for staff who are sexually assaulted by MPs, in order to help them come forward.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2016

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Whistleblowing Detriment and the Liability of Co-Workers: Valuable or Valueless? By Daniel Northall – Littleton Chambers

Posted November 9th, 2016 in appeals, compensation, employment, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 introduced a substantial amendment to s.47B Employment Rights Act 1996. The newly inserted subsections (1A) – (1E) allowed a worker to bring an action for whistleblowing detriment against a co-worker or agent of the employer directly.’

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Littleton Chambers, 7th November 2016

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Prosecutors are failing ‘honour’ crime victims, say Met whistleblower – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are failing to tackle “honour crimes” in British Asian communities for fear of causing unrest, a Scotland Yard whistleblower has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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How Much Can I Claim? – No. 5 Chambers

‘Every year the Government reviews and uprates the level of employment protection payments. The new rates come into effect on 6 April each year.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 27th May 2016

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Regulator widens inquiry into UK firms’ links with Panama Papers tax havens – The Guardian

‘The City regulator has widened its inquiries into potential links between UK financial firms and the law company at the centre of the Panama Papers revelations, it said on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2016

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Border security: Guards ‘lack power to stop returning jihadis’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in detention, immigration, news, terrorism, whistleblowers by tracey

‘British border guards are virtually powerless to stop and detain Britons they suspect of returning from jihad or terrorism training, a whistle-blower has disclosed. UK Border Force guards have “zero discretion” to detain and interview travellers trying to re-enter Britain if they hold a UK passport and have not been “flagged” by police or security services.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2016

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Routine use of council gagging orders ‘leaves Britain open to corruption’ – The Independent

‘The UK has left itself open to corruption at the heart of local government, transparency campaigners warned, after it emerged that council workers have been routinely issued with gagging orders when they left public service.’

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The Independent, 3rd April 2016

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Trainee Doctors and Whistleblowing – Littleton Chambers

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in appeals, doctors, employment tribunals, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘In the judgment of the EAT in Day-v-Health Education England & Ors [2016] UKEAT/0250/15/RN it has been held that doctors in training do not possess the requisite relationship to allow them to bring a whistleblowing claim against Health Education England (their training organiser)’

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Littleton Chambers, 9th March 2016

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Whistleblowers let down by government, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2016 in civil servants, news, select committees, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Public accounts committee says Cabinet Office has shown a lack of urgency in strengthening laws to protect public servants.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2016

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‘Serious failings’ at BBC let Jimmy Savile abuse 72 people – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2016 in BBC, inquiries, media, news, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, whistleblowers by sally

‘”Serious failings” at the BBC allowed Jimmy Savile to sexually abuse 72 people without detection for decades, according to a damning report published on Thursday, which insisted that the corporation still had lessons to learn.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2016

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Public inquiry to scrutinise claims that police covertly monitored politicians – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2016 in inquiries, intelligence services, news, parliament, police, spying, whistleblowers by sally

‘The question of whether police spied on elected politicians could turn out to be one of the major issues that will be examined by the public inquiry into undercover policing.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2016

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