01 / 8 / 2013 8.54am
This consultation is looking at the existing legal protections for individuals who raise concerns, so the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills can consider if any further changes are required to help staff feel able to safely raise concerns confidently. We will be looking for employer views to help inform our response to this call for evidence in early October.
Existing legal protection
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013; where important changes were made to employment law and the tribunal procedure, to:
• ensure people only blow the whistle on matters of public interest
• allow whistleblowing claims to go through the Employment Tribunal system without being too easily dismissed for disclosures not being made in good faith
• introduce a redress route for people who suffer a detriment at the hands of a co-worker for blowing the whistle.
Further information on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 can be found at legislation.gov.uk.
Have your say
We will be looking to collate your views in early October, so we can present our response before the consultation closes on 1 November. Please look out for further information in our weekly Workforce Bulletin and fortnightly Line Manager Bulletin.
For further information on the consultation, please go to gov.uk.