Solicitors in Essex & London
Those who blow the whistle can often find themselves being victimised or dismissed for doing so. The Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) 1998 exists to protect employees and workers who disclose wrongdoing by their employer in specific circumstances.
We are acutely aware that blowing the whistle or even thinking of doing so can be a hard decision to make. We would recommend that advice is sought prior to whistleblowing in order to be afforded protection under the legislation. We can advise on what a 'qualifying disclosure' is, when such disclosure is protected and how to go about making such a disclosure. If you are thinking of blowing the whistle on your employer, contact our expert employment law team in Essex and London who are specialists in whistleblower law, with offices in Brentwood, Upminster, Hornchurch, Leigh-On-Sea and Canary Wharf, London.
You may find yourself in the situation that you are a whistleblower and have either suffered a detriment for doing so or been dismissed. The dismissal of an employee will be automatically unfair if the reason or principal reason, for their dismissal is that they have made a 'protected disclosure'.
Workers are protected from being subjected to any detriment on the ground that they have made a 'protected disclosure'.
There is no financial cap on compensation in whistleblowing claims and no requirement for a minimum period of service.
We understand that speaking to a solicitor for the first time about whistleblowing in the workplace can be a daunting experience. Our expert employment solicitors in Essex and London will be happy to undertake an initial interview over the telephone to provide you with some general legal advice. This will enable you to determine what the best next steps are for you to take.
Free initial telephone consultations are available at any of our offices located in Brentwood, Hornchurch or Upminster, or at our office facilities in Leigh-On-Sea and Canary Wharf, London. We understand that sometimes it is difficult to arrange calls during working hours, so we also offer early morning, late night and Saturday appointments. All offices are open until 7pm Monday-Thursday.