Has the pandemic compelled more employees to speak up?
Covid-19 changed the way we worked. All businesses have adapted to new working practices so the role of whistleblowers has never been more important. We predict a surge in whistleblowing claims as restrictions ease and people go back to their workplaces and their ‘normal’ lives, particularly related to health and safety issues.
In this webinar we heard from Andrea Thomas exploring whistleblowing claims in the context of the pandemic, focusing on the issues likely to be the subject of whistleblowing complaints. We covered:
- What protections are provided under law, for whistleblowers
- What constitutes a ‘qualifying disclosure’
- What rights an employee who claims the benefit of whistleblowing protection has
- What employers should do next.