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New law: Employers need to review policies following new list of 'prescribed people and bodies' for whistleblowers

Employers should consider whether they need to update their whistleblowing or other policies and re-train staff, following publication of a new list of people and bodies to whom whistleblowers can disclose their concerns.

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This update was published in Legal Alert - March 2016

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Whistleblowers are workers who report specified types of wrongdoing and are protected from unfair treatment or dismissal, provided their disclosure is in the public interest (ie it affects others). Their disclosure must, however, be made to a person or body prescribed by law, provided it is within their remit.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has updated the list of prescribed persons and bodies for these purposes.

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