Whistleblower protection solicitors
We have helped over 3,000 employees with their employment law claims and we can help you too.
The law in England and Wales
It is against the law for an employer to discriminate against or dismiss a worker because she/he blew the whistle on wrong doing by the employer.
If you are ready to blow the whistle about wrong doing by your employer, or if you have been treated differently or unfairly dismissed for disclosing information which you believe is in the public interest; you should know that the law in England and Wales offers legal protection for workers including employees, trainees, contractors, agency workers, freelancers and directors.
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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 / 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 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 and/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.