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Q. What to do if we receive a staff complaint that is potentially damaging to our reputation?


If the allegations are concerning:

  • A criminal offence
  • A breach of a legal obligation, for example, failing to pay the national minimum wage
  • A miscarriage of justice
  • A danger to the health and safety of any individual
  • Damage to the environment
  • Deliberate concealment of any of the above

This is commonly known as Whistle-blowing or a disclosure in the Public Interest and they can have very serious consequences.

The first thing to note is that the person asking the complaint is protected from being unfairly dismissed or victimised for doing so.

This is a complex area of law, and we recommend you to take professional advice before you proceed.

Tracy Green
Tracey Murphy
Managing Director
01772 600228
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