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If you disclose information pertaining to malpractice or wrongdoing within the workplace, this is known as ‘blowing the whistle’.

Mincoffs’ expert employment team can advise employees on your rights as well as help you pursue a claim if you believe you have been wrongfully dismissed as a result of making a protected disclosure.

Wrongdoing can include: a criminal offence; a breach of legal obligation; a marriage of justice; a danger to health and safety; damage to the environment or related to a deliberate attempt to conceal this; whether the information relating to any of these is likely to – or already has been – deliberately concealed.

The Employment Rights Act 1996 protects employees against dismissal if they have made a protected disclosure because they believe that it is in the public interest. This protects you from dismissal or victimisation as a result of making the disclosure.

If you believe you have been wrongfully dismissed or treated unfairly after making a protected disclosure, speak to a member of our specialist employment team to help you with your claim on 0191 281 6151, or email head of employment Nick Smith on

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