All in good faith? Sally Robertson on whistleblowing


The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 came into life as a Private Members Bill put forward by a Conservative MP with the backing of the then Labour Government and assistance in drafting from Public Concern at Work (PCaW). It came into force on 2nd July 1999, inserting sections 43A to 43L (all in Part IVA), s.47B, s48(1A), s49(6) and sl03A into the Employment Rights Act 1996. Its purpose, as reflected in the long title, is “to protect individuals who make certain disclosures of information in the public interest; to allow such individuals to bring action in respect of victimisation; and for connected purposes.”

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