Police raid on whistleblower’s home was ‘total abuse of power’ – The Independent

Posted January 31st, 2012 in data protection, inquiries, news, police, whistleblowers by sally

“The Information Commissioner asked police to raid the home of a whistleblower days before he was due to give damaging evidence about alleged failings by the watchdog to Lord Justice Leveson’s public inquiry into media standards.”

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The Independent, 31st January 2012

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Care Quality Commission puts gagging orders on six employees – The Guardian

“A health watchdog with responsibility for protecting NHS whistleblowers has asked at least six employees to sign confidentiality agreements that stop them from criticising the organisation publicly.”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2012

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All in good faith? Whistleblowing law and practice – Cloisters

Posted January 24th, 2012 in news, whistleblowers by sally

“The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 came into life as a Private Members Bill put forward by a Conservative MP with the backing of the then Labour Government and assistance in drafting from Public Concern at Work (PCaW).”

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Cloisters, 14th December 2012

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Revenue suspends its inquiry into tax office whistleblower – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2011 in disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, tax avoidance, whistleblowers by tracey

“Officials at Revenue and Customs are reconsidering disciplinary procedures against a whistleblower whose information has led to two inquiries into allegations that City corporations were let off billions of pounds in tax penalties. A Whitehall source said tax officials had suspended a ‘fact-finding’ investigation into Osita Mba, a tax solicitor, in the wake of criticism from MPs and the public.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2011

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Goldman Sachs whistleblower threatened with the sack – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2011 in disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, tax avoidance, whistleblowers by tracey

“A solicitor at HM Revenue & Customs who turned whistleblower to disclose that senior managers had quietly let off Goldman Sachs from paying millions of pounds in tax penalties is facing disciplinary procedures and possible prosecution for speaking out.”

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The Guardian, 8th December 2011

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Whistleblowers not protected from bullying, court rules – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2011 in bullying, news, nurses, victimisation, whistleblowers by sally

“The law protecting whistleblowers and public safety in hospitals is failing staff and patients, the Court of Appeal has found in a landmark case brought by three nurses against an NHS trust in Manchester.”

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The Independent, 31st October 2011

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Watchdog has ‘serious concerns’ over Castlebeck care – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2011 in care homes, care workers, news, whistleblowers by tracey

“A company that closed one of its private hospitals after horrifying allegations of abuse must make ‘root and branch improvements’, a social care watchdog has said.”

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The Independent, 28th July 2011

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Watchdog slams abuse home failings – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2011 in care homes, news, whistleblowers by sally

“There was a ‘systemic failure to protect people’ by the owners of a Bristol hospital at the centre of abuse allegations involving vulnerable adults, care watchdogs have said.”

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The Independent, 18th July 2011

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Doctors call for code to protect whistleblowers – The Independent

Posted July 5th, 2011 in doctors, news, whistleblowers by sally

“Pressure is mounting on Government ministers to introduce tougher laws to protect whistleblowers as health professionals and MPs speak out against a ‘code of silence’ in the NHS.”

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The Independent, 5th July 2011

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Gwynedd homes whistle-blower Richard Jones’ job claim – BBC News

“A former housing association director claims he was sacked because he found a £800,000 deficit in Gwynedd council home transfer proposals.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2011

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UK Border Agency investigation finds cause for ‘significant concern’ – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2010 in asylum, immigration, news, reports, whistleblowers by sally

“An investigation into claims by a whistleblower that asylum seekers are mistreated, tricked and humiliated by staff working for the UK Border Agency has found cause for ‘significant concern’ and makes several recommendations for change.”

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The Guardian, 8th August 2010

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OFT under fire over whistleblowers after BA price-fixing trial fails – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2010 in airlines, news, price fixing, whistleblowers by sally

“The consumer watchdog’s reliance on whistleblowers as the bedrock of anti-cartel cases is under scrutiny following the embarrassing collapse of the British Airways price-fixing trial. Legal experts warned that offering immunity in exchange for full co-operation with an investigation threatened to undermine Office of Fair Trading prosecutions by giving whistleblowers influence over evidence gathering and fostering complacency among investigators.”

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The Guardian, 12th May 2010

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Tenfold rise in whistleblower cases taken to tribunal – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2010 in employment tribunals, news, whistleblowers by sally

“The number of employees claiming to have been sacked, mistreated or bullied for exposing corrupt practices at work has increased tenfold over the last decade, according to official figures.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2010

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Damages win for consultant who criticised cost-cutting – The Independent

Posted February 3rd, 2010 in compensation, doctors, employment tribunals, news, whistleblowers by sally

“A senior consultant at a London hospital who was suspended after repeatedly raising concerns about the health and safety of patients has a won a landmark claim.”

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The Independent, 3rd February 2010

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Border staff humiliate and trick asylum seekers – whistleblower – The Guardian

Posted February 3rd, 2010 in asylum, news, whistleblowers by sally

“Claims that asylum seekers are mistreated, tricked and humiliated by staff working for the UK Border Agency are to be investigated in parliament.”

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2010

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High Court reinstates nurse who exposed neglect – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2009 in news, nurses, whistleblowers by sally

“A nurse who was struck off the register for blowing the whistle on unacceptably low standards of care for elderly patients has won her fight for re-instatement.”

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The Independent, 13th October 2009

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Consultant ‘victimised for exposing cost-cutting’ – The Independent

Posted September 9th, 2009 in doctors, health & safety, hospitals, news, victimisation, whistleblowers by sally

“A leading cancer consultant who repeatedly raised concerns about the health and safety of patients at a London hospital will claim today that he was victimised by managers and had his warnings ignored.”

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The Independent, 9th September 2009

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Whistleblower launches legal action against Foreign Office – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2009 in government departments, news, terrorism, whistleblowers by sally

“The Foreign Office faces further scrutiny over controversial aspects of its ‘dangerous’ counter-terrorism policy after a sacked whistleblower yesterday announced that he was beginning legal proceedings against it.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2009

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Payout for railway whistleblower – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2009 in compensation, health & safety, news, unfair dismissal, whistleblowers by sally

“A rail worker has won £200,000 in compensation for being sacked after he blew the whistle on a manager who asked him to lie about an accident.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2009

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‘Undercover’ NHS as tribunal throws out allegations against nurse who filmed ward – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2008 in hospitals, news, nurses, whistleblowers by sally

“Doctors and nurses have effectively been told they can film undercover in the NHS, after an industrial tribunal threw out allegations against a nurse who exposed neglect on a ward.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2008

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