Incentivised Whistleblowing: Will it make a difference?

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Incentivised Whistleblowing: Will it make a difference?

Employment lawyers across the UK will have to consider what the effect of incentivised whistle blowing could have on their workload. As there are murmurings that the Government is potentially looking to introduce some financial reward for successful whistle blowing. At present there is no financial reward for an employee to report any complaint to […]

Employment Whistle blowing

Hospital whistleblower offered 56p compensation

A whistleblower at Southend Hospital who claimed that she had been bullied by colleagues after discussing concerns with management was offered just 56p in compensation to settle the case. Now, health care assistant Gillian Austin, 58, is bringing a claim against Southend Hospital and is seeking £185,000 in damages following victimisation and bullying. Mrs Austin […]

Bullying Employment Whistle blowing

Healthcare assistants at risk through lack of training

A recent independent report has highlighted a worrying aspect with regard to Healthcare Assistants within Britain.[1] This is that there is no minimum standard of training before they are allowed to work unsupervised. The obvious risk being that without the proper training how are the healthcare assistants supposed to provide the required care towards their patients […]

Employment Whistle blowing

Self Employed Whistle Blower Reinstated After Employment Tribunal

Sutton Council has agreed to pay compensation to, and offered to reinstate, an Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) who claimed that his self-employed contract with the Council was terminated after he raised concerns about the authority’s work with looked after children. Jon Fayle was an IRO with a self-employed contract for services with the London Borough, […]

Case Review Employment Unfair Dismissal Whistle blowing