Last updated: 24 April 2018

'Whistleblowing' is when a worker reports suspected wrongdoing at work. Officially this is called 'making a disclosure in the public interest'.

A worker can report things that aren't right, are illegal or if anyone at work is neglecting their duties, including:

  • someone's health and safety is in danger
  • damage to the environment
  • a criminal offence
  • the company is not obeying the law (like not having the right insurance)
  • covering up wrongdoing

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  • who to tell and what to expect
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