‘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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Jail officer awarded £43k damages – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2008 in news, prison officers, whistleblowers by sally

“A Wakefield prison officer who appeared as a witness in a whistleblowing case has been awarded £43,875 by an employment tribunal.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2008

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Alistair Darling to give City whistle-blowers immunity – The Times

Posted March 28th, 2008 in immunity, news, whistleblowers by sally

“Whistle-blowers are to be granted immunity from prosecution in return for evidence.”

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The Times, 28th March 2008

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Whistleblowing website vows to defy court gag – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2008 in corruption, internet, news, whistleblowers by sally

“An international website that claims to blow the whistle on corporate and governmental fraud vowed yesterday to defy attempts by a US court to close it down. Wikileaks allows whistleblowers to anonymously post documents in an attempt to expose corruption and wrongdoing. Its owners said yesterday that a Californian judge had ordered that the site be taken offline last week, after an injunction from a Swiss bank.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Strictly confidential? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 1st, 2007 in special report, whistleblowers by sally

“The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 is almost ten years old, but has it made it easier for employees to speak out about their company’s suspected wrongdoings?” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 31st May 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Babula v. Waltham Forest College – Times Law Reports

Posted April 17th, 2007 in law reports, unfair dismissal, whistleblowers by sally

Whistleblower need not prove criminal or civil wrongdoing

Babula v. Waltham Forest College

Court of Appeal 

“Where an employee made a claim for unfair dismissal asserting that the dismissal was to be regarded as automatically unfair because he had made a protected disclosure, it was sufficient that he reasonably believed the matters that he relied on amounted to a criminal offence, or founded a legal obligation. He did not have to be able to point to an actual criminal offence or to an actual legal obligation.”

The Times, 17th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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