Whistleblowing consultation should tackle unjustified restrictions

The government's consultation is the opportunity to address key shortfalls in the current law, says Employment Lawyers Association whistleblowing specialist Anthony Korn

25 Nov 2013

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has raised a number of concerns in its response to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills' (BIS) 'Call for Evidence' on the whistleblowing framework.

Confusing and deficient

In response to the question "do the [statutory] conditions deter whistleblowers from exposing wrongdoing", the committee highlighted a number of areas where the current law is confusing and arguably deficient.

For example, the current statutory conditions attached to 'protec...

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