Whistleblowing complaints have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic. According to Protect, the UK whistleblowing charity, there was a 37% increase in whistleblowing reports during March to September 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.
Businesses could be facing more whistleblowing reports as workers start to return to their workplaces over the coming months. What is the legal position, and what practical steps can employers take to prepare for and deal with whistleblowing complaints?
The legal landscape