Some employees, as a matter of principle, are to do what it takes to report improprieties, corruption and criminal activities in the workplace either to their employer or to some other institution or person. Blowing the whistle requires bravery on the part of the employee, because there is the real possibility that the employer will respond to a disclosure by dismissing the employee or subjecting him or her to some other “occupational detriment”. The protected Disclosure Act of 2000 seeks to establish a culture of disclosure of information, it seeks to encourage employees to blow the whistle things are going wrong in the workplace. But an employee’s disclosure will only enjoy the protected of the PDA if certain requirements are met: meaning that an employee may well need assistance of some sort to ensure that the disclosure he or she is about to make is indeed protected.
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