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Protect advice line opening hours over festive period

9th December 2019

The Protect advice line will have reduced opening hours over the festive period. The service will be closed between 24 December and 27 December (inclusive), and then again on the 1 January 2020. The advice line – 0203 117 2520 – will reopen on 2 January at 9am. Alternatively, you can email us: whistle@protect-advice.org.uk and […]

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Protect bids farewell to Chief Executive Francesca West after 12 years’ dedicated service

6th December 2019

Francesca West is standing down as Chief Executive of whistleblowing charity Protect after 12 years to spend more time with her young family. Joining the charity as an adviser in 2007, she has held posts as Legal Officer, Director of Policy as well as Deputy Chief Executive, before becoming Chief Executive in 2017. Protect Chairman, […]

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Employers should tread with caution before dismissing a person who has raised public interest concerns

28th November 2019

The Supreme Court has ruled a Royal Mail employee was unfairly dismissed for blowing the whistle, not for the alleged poor performance – based on false information – that the company’s HR department suggested was the reason for her dismissal. The landmark judgment extends the scope of whistleblower protection and suggests that employers will need […]

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The ICIJ’s director, Gerard Ryle, said: The documents came from a concerned citizen – someone doing the right thin… https://t.co/j8q4WizY88

10:23 AM Jan 27th

Portuguese hacker is 'whistleblower' behind Luanda Leaks - lawyers https://t.co/mecXOQZAUZ

10:18 AM Jan 27th

#Switzerland risks being left behind accepted intl #whistleblowing standards. Protect CEO says: "it is vital that t… https://t.co/uilSC2Ai8q

04:55 PM Jan 23rd

Protect agree with @EHRC report on #sexualharassment in the workplace: #gagging clauses must not be misused to stop… https://t.co/VOHDIiTHOJ

12:01 PM Jan 23rd

@EHRC Great 2see so many recommendations reflect proposals for #legalreform in #newlaw4whistleblowers - UK cannot s… https://t.co/zBccekeenG

11:06 AM Jan 23rd