Whistleblower protection solicitors

If you've been discriminated against or dismissed because of whistleblowing, our employment law solicitors can explain your legal rights what action to take.

It is against the law for an employer to discriminate against or dismiss a worker for whistleblowing on wrongdoing by the employer.

If you are ready to whistleblow on wrongdoing by your employer, or if you have already disclosed information which you believe is in the public interest, it's important for you to understand your legal rights.

The law on whistleblowing in England and Wales

The law in England and Wales protects workers who whistleblow, including employees, trainees, contractors, agency workers, freelancers and directors. It's against the law for an employer to dismiss a worker or to treat them differently or unfairly because they whistleblew on the employer's wrongdoing.

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Protection for whistleblowers

As a whistleblower you must believe that your disclosure about wrong doing or criminal activities by an employer is in the public interest. You are protected by law if you report any of the following:

  • a criminal offence
  • a risk to a person’s health and safety
  • no insurance or the wrong type of insurance
  • risk of or actual damage to the environment
  • you believe someone is covering up wrongdoing
  • a miscarriage of justice

How we can help you

Our whistleblower protection solicitors offer expert legal advice without the jargon. We can explain your legal rights and where necessary what action to take.

We have helped whistleblowers in a wide range of industries and can help you with your claim, no matter how complicated it may seem. We know how being concerned about possible wrongdoing or criminal activity by your employer is a very delicate issue. There are procedures to follow so it’s vital to get it right.

From the minute you contact us our primary concern is to ensure that you are legally covered for your whistle blowing claim, and that you are protected all through what can be a challenging process.

We have employment law solicitors that deal with unfair dismissal claims and settlement agreements and this expertise is on-hand to help you if and when required.

We offer fixed fees for employee whistle blowing claims which we will agree with you upfront before any work starts. Once we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work, that price will not change.

How long does a whistleblowing claim take?

Every whistleblowing case is different, so nobody can give clear guidance on how long the process will actually take. There are strict time limits on whistle blowing claims so the sooner you act, the better.

If I lose my job can I get compensation?

There is no upper limit on the compensation awards given in whistle blowing cases.

Also, if it can be proven that you were unfairly dismissed from work on the basis of whistleblowing you can claim for unfair dismissal or seek to settle your claim through an employment settlement agreement.

About Co-op Legal Services

Co-op Legal Services has over 600 staff working in different businesses with offices in Manchester, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sheffield and London.

As part of the Co-op Group, our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.

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