Springhouse Solicitors

Whistleblowing review published

Public Concern at Work (an independent authority on whistleblowing) has just published a review covering its work for the last 5 years.

They have revealed some interesting statistics, but these relate to the period 2009-2013: out of the whistleblowing claims that made it to Tribunal between 2009 and 2013, approximately 60% were unsuccessful; they also report a rise in the number and amount of costs orders over this period, but the data is not clear about the extent of this.

Interestingly, the report states that in 2011, 85% of workers were willing to raise concerns, but that in 2015 this had reduced to 81%. This was matched by a reduction in the actual number of concerns being raised over this period.