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What is Whistleblowing? The term whistleblowing is used when an employee discloses information concerning wrongdoing. To be fully covered by Whistleblowing Law, the employee who “blows the whistle” must believe that they are acting in the public interest and that the disclosure includes an act of wrongdoing.
A whistleblowing disclosure can only be considered one as long as it concerns the following:
What doesn’t count as whistleblowing? Unless the disclosure is in the public interest, the following are not covered by whistleblowing law:
Benefits of having a Whistleblowing Policy A whistleblowing policy can display an employer’s commitment to develop an honest and open work environment that employees truly value. By encouraging a whistleblowing culture in the workplace, the business in turn promotes transparent communication protecting its employees as well as its clients. Below are some of the benefits of providing a whistleblowing policy to employees:
How to Encourage Staff to Blow the Whistle? Withholding sensitive information can be a stressful and anxious experience for an employee, which in turn, can be detrimental to a business. Below are a few methods in which employers can encourage their staff to blow the whistle:
If you wish to discover more information on the benefits of offering a whistleblowing policy to your employees, please visit the Health Assured contact page here.
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