Global investigations and whistleblowing – the UK perspective

With the adoption of the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive by EU Member States, and various recent corporate scandals being covered by the global media, whistleblowing is high up the agenda for many employers. 

Whilst many organisations now recognise the value of employees speaking up about possible misconduct and other concerns, there are many potential pitfalls when conducting internal investigations into whistleblowing disclosures (particularly where there are cross-border issues).

Linklaters employment law specialists Sinead Casey and Nick Marshall, along with Alison Wilson and Elly Proudlock from our Dispute Resolution team, have written about whistleblowing issues which commonly arise in UK investigations, particularly where there are parallel investigations by regulators or law enforcement agencies.

The chapter “Whistleblowers: The UK Perspective”, is available to read and download here. The chapter is an extract from the sixth edition of “The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations”. The whole publication is available here.

For more information on managing effective whistleblowing in the workplace, see our Listen Up! webpage.