What is Whistle blowing?
Whistle blowing is when a worker reports suspected wrongdoing at work. This is officially referred to as ‘making a disclosure in the public interest’.
A worker can report things that aren’t right, are illegal or if anyone at work is neglecting their duties, including:
- someone’s health and safety is in danger;
- damage to the environment;
- a criminal offence;
- the company isn’t obeying the law (like not having the right insurance); and/or
- covering up wrongdoing