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Categories:
Employment Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast series aims to ensure that legal practitioners are familiar with the legal concept and area of whistleblowing from the perspective of the employer.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand how the legal concept of whistleblowing has developed since 1999;
  • Be aware of how the legal concept of whistleblowing has developed in recent years;
  • Know what Sir Robert Francis’ Freedom to Speak Up Review concerned and its impact in the area of whistleblowing;
  • Understand the legal basis of whistleblowing prior to 25th June 2013;
  • Be aware of what the protection afforded to whistleblowers Know who can be a whistleblower;
  • Be aware of the key components of a ‘qualifying disclosure’;
  • Know what the phrase ‘in the public interest’ means in the context of whistleblowing;
  • Understand who a disclosure can be made to for it to be a ‘qualifying disclosure’.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Introduction
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Practical Guide
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In Part 1 of this CPDcast series, Udara Ranasinghe, a Partner at DAC Beachcroft, looks at whistleblowing from the employer’s perspective. Udara looks at the inception of whistleblowing as a legal concept, before explaining what the key components of whistleblowing are, what constitutes a “qualifying disclosure” and the changes to whistleblowing that took effect from 25 June 2013.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD hour for barristers at the Bar of England and Wales.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD point (0.5 for the podcast and 0.5 for completion of the test) for solicitors and legal professionals.

Podcast Length: 35:38

Date Recorded: 19th May 2015

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