Archive for the 'whistleblowers' Category

UK Border Agency investigation finds cause for ‘significant concern’ – The Guardian

“An investigation into claims by a whistleblower that asylum seekers are mistreated, tricked and humiliated by staff working for the UK Border Agency has found cause for ‘significant concern’ and makes several recommendations for change.”

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The Guardian, 8th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

OFT under fire over whistleblowers after BA price-fixing trial fails – The Guardian

“The consumer watchdog’s reliance on whistleblowers as the bedrock of anti-cartel cases is under scrutiny following the embarrassing collapse of the British Airways price-fixing trial. Legal experts warned that offering immunity in exchange for full co-operation with an investigation threatened to undermine Office of Fair Trading prosecutions by giving whistleblowers influence over evidence gathering and fostering complacency among investigators.”

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The Guardian, 12th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tenfold rise in whistleblower cases taken to tribunal – The Guardian

“The number of employees claiming to have been sacked, mistreated or bullied for exposing corrupt practices at work has increased tenfold over the last decade, according to official figures.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Damages win for consultant who criticised cost-cutting – The Independent

“A senior consultant at a London hospital who was suspended after repeatedly raising concerns about the health and safety of patients has a won a landmark claim.”

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The Independent, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Border staff humiliate and trick asylum seekers – whistleblower – The Guardian

“Claims that asylum seekers are mistreated, tricked and humiliated by staff working for the UK Border Agency are to be investigated in parliament.”

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High Court reinstates nurse who exposed neglect – The Independent

“A nurse who was struck off the register for blowing the whistle on unacceptably low standards of care for elderly patients has won her fight for re-instatement.”

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The Independent, 13th October 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Consultant ‘victimised for exposing cost-cutting’ – The Independent

“A leading cancer consultant who repeatedly raised concerns about the health and safety of patients at a London hospital will claim today that he was victimised by managers and had his warnings ignored.”

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The Independent, 9th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Whistleblower launches legal action against Foreign Office – The Guardian

“The Foreign Office faces further scrutiny over controversial aspects of its ‘dangerous’ counter-terrorism policy after a sacked whistleblower yesterday announced that he was beginning legal proceedings against it.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Payout for railway whistleblower – BBC News

“A rail worker has won £200,000 in compensation for being sacked after he blew the whistle on a manager who asked him to lie about an accident.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Undercover’ NHS as tribunal throws out allegations against nurse who filmed ward – Daily Telegraph

“Doctors and nurses have effectively been told they can film undercover in the NHS, after an industrial tribunal threw out allegations against a nurse who exposed neglect on a ward.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Jail officer awarded £43k damages – BBC News

“A Wakefield prison officer who appeared as a witness in a whistleblowing case has been awarded £43,875 by an employment tribunal.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Alistair Darling to give City whistle-blowers immunity – The Times

“Whistle-blowers are to be granted immunity from prosecution in return for evidence.”

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The Times, 28th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Whistleblowing website vows to defy court gag – The Guardian

“An international website that claims to blow the whistle on corporate and governmental fraud vowed yesterday to defy attempts by a US court to close it down. Wikileaks allows whistleblowers to anonymously post documents in an attempt to expose corruption and wrongdoing. Its owners said yesterday that a Californian judge had ordered that the site be taken offline last week, after an injunction from a Swiss bank.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Strictly confidential? – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 is almost ten years old, but has it made it easier for employees to speak out about their company’s suspected wrongdoings?” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 31st May 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Babula v. Waltham Forest College – Times Law Reports

Whistleblower need not prove criminal or civil wrongdoing

Babula v. Waltham Forest College

Court of Appeal 

“Where an employee made a claim for unfair dismissal asserting that the dismissal was to be regarded as automatically unfair because he had made a protected disclosure, it was sufficient that he reasonably believed the matters that he relied on amounted to a criminal offence, or founded a legal obligation. He did not have to be able to point to an actual criminal offence or to an actual legal obligation.”

The Times, 17th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.


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