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Whistle-blowing sounds more dramatic than it actually is. All it means in legal terms, is a worker giving relevant information to their employer about safety, fraud or cover up. Whistle-blowing law offers protection to workers from detrimental treatment or dismissal on account of making what is termed a “protected disclosure”. All regular NHS staff have this protection. In addition student nurses, agency nurses and locum doctors are also covered by this statutory whistle-blowing protection. Yet, it has been argued by Health Education England that 54,000 trainee doctors do not have this entitlement to protect their career.

1. Introduction and how this case affects you

My name is Chris Day. I qualified as a doctor in 2009 and was on a formal career path to being a consultant. I am now over a year down a somewhat different road pursuing claims of whistle-blowing detriment in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ...

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3. Whistle-blowing laws – protection from your employer

For some reason whistle-blowing law is only located within employment statute. This means it only provides protection from detriment carried out by employers ...

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Request for Help

As a family with two young children, this situation has been a lot to take on. We take the view that what we have done is worthwhile, and if successful will benefit other doctors and patients; but it has come at a huge cost to us as a family. Raising concerns in the NHS and whistle-blowing litigation is not for the faint hearted ...

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THE FULL CASE

My name is Chris Day. I qualified as a doctor in 2009 and was on a formal career path to being a consultant. I am now over a year down a somewhat different road pursuing claims of whistle-blowing detriment in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ...

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