Whistleblowing - an introduction


The public interest disclosure ('whistleblowing') legislation was implemented in the wake of several high profile disasters (including the Zeebrugge ferry disaster and the Piper Alpha oil platform explosion) which it was perceived at the time may have been averted had someone in the relevant organisations spoken out about the state of affairs which led to the disaster.

This course examines the fundamental legal concepts relevant to this area of law and focuses on several key cases in the area. It also considers the variety of claims available to an individual who 'blows the whistle' in the workplace and the potential awards which may be made.


Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, you will have a greater understanding of:

  • the fundamental principles that underpin the law in this area
  • the concepts of a qualifying disclosure and a protected disclosure
  • the potential claims a worker may have arising out of a protected disclosure
  • the range of remedies available in such claims
  • the issues for employers to be aware of in this area.


Authored by: Karen Teago

Karen Teago practised employment law in regional commercial firms from 2001 to 2010. Since leaving private practice she has prepared and presented numerous lectures, courses and webinars on a variety of employment law topics. She is a Director of an HR Consultancy in Northamptonshire and was admitted to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2015.

CPD Points: 1

CPD Duration (hours): 1

Access: 12 months from purchase date

Price: £30.00 (excludes VAT)