The Protected Disclosures Act 2014: An employers guide

Posted in : Eversheds HR Speed Brief on 26 August 2014
Joanne Hyde
Eversheds

Legislation seeks to provide protection against penalisation for employees who report wrongdoing. While this legislation is aimed at protecting employees, encouraging whistleblowers to make disclosures can also be of benefit to employers. Whistleblowers can assist in uncovering wrongdoing within the organisation. This can help prevent accidents, financial scandals, criminal offences and regulatory breaches.

Below we summarise the key features of the Act and highlight the steps employers must take to comply with this new legislation.


Key provisions

The Act protects workers in all sectors.

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015
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Joanne Hyde
Eversheds

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