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


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