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    EY drops appeal against whistleblower judgment

    EY has dropped its appeal against a judgment ordering it to pay $10.8m to a whistleblower who raised money laundering concerns. The post EY drops appeal against whistleblower judgment appeared first on Personnel Today. Source Article More

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    Whistleblowing protections to be reviewed amid dismissal claims

    Shutterstock The government will review whistleblowing protections amid a surge in employees who claim they were dismissed for speaking up about Covid-19 related issues. Whistleblowing advice service Protect found that one in five whistleblowers who contacted its advice line were dismissed after raising coronavirus concerns in the first six months of the pandemic. This increased […] More

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    Nurse who blew whistle on race-based shift allocation wins £26k compensation

    The nurse brought a claim against Barts health NHS Trust chrisdorney / Shutterstock.com A paediatric nurse who complained about alleged racial discrimination and was banned from booking shifts as a result has been awarded £26,000 in compensation by an employment tribunal. A tibunal at the East London Hearing Centre found that Miss Panahian-Jand, a bank […] More

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    Viewpoint: Evolving Challenges in Whistle-Blower Law

    ​This year promises a host of compliance and litigation challenges for employers, especially those whose employees flag alleged violations of law. Expect new laws and aggressive enforcement of existing protections from the Biden administration and Democratic congressional majorities. Massive government spending to combat the COVID-19 pandemic will place increased scrutiny on recipients of government funds. […] More

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    GM Worker’s Whistleblower Claim Fails

    Based on the language in the federal statute providing whistleblower protections to employees in the automobile industry, an employee’s claim of retaliatory discharge failed after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals differentiated between reports of safety issues related to the product versus those related to processes ancillary to the product. The court’s decision turned […] More

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    Top 10 Covid-related claims employers could face in 2021

    Brastock/Shutterstock The Government’s furlough scheme, large-scale redundancies, safe working concerns and the rise of flexible working will have a big impact on employment tribunals for years to come. We highlight 10 employment tribunal claims related to the coronavirus pandemic that employers could face in 2021 and beyond.   1. Breach of contract when cutting furloughed […] More

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    SEC Will Not Subject Whistle-Blowing Awards to Enhanced Review

    ​The recent election probably won’t change the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) decision to not subject its largest whistle-blowing awards to enhanced review. More whistle-blowing activity may result from this decision and other recent SEC actions, though employers can take some steps to try to resolve whistle-blowing complaints internally. The SEC also recently announced: […] More

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    CIPD ACE: Focus on listening skills to encourage ‘speak up’ culture

    Leaders need to ensure they are approachable Photo: Shutterstock To create a true ‘speak up’ culture, organisations need to stop trying to fix individuals’ behaviours and focus on how leaders listen to employees, according to a leadership and organisational dialogue expert. Speaking on the second day of the CIPD’s Annual Conference & Exhibition, Megan Reitz, […] More

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    Covid-19 whistleblowers ignored and dismissed by employers

    Whistleblowers have had their concerns ignored (posed by models) Photo: Shutterstock Nearly half of employees with coronavirus concerns have been ignored by employers over the past seven months, while a fifth of whistleblowers were dismissed for raising concerns. According to a new report by whistleblowing charity Protect, employers were indifferent to the issues raised by […] More

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    City traders working from home must be monitored

    Rush hour at Liverpool Street station demonstrates the number of people home working. Photo: Nelson Antoine / Shutterstock A City watchdog has warned financial services firms that it expects them to have updated their policies, refreshed their training and put in place rigorous oversight as traders routinely work from home. The Financial Conduct Authority highlighted […] More