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Anyone ever been a whistleblower?

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DaffodilField Mon 03-Nov-14 16:32:14

Did it work out? Did you do it anonymously?

I work for a big public body. Management practises are appalling. They don't endanger safety but they make life miserable for staff. Trying to decide whether to write to the person designated in the whistleblowing policy and whether or not to do so anonymously.

flowery Mon 03-Nov-14 17:08:38

Making life miserable for staff through poor management wouldn't normally come under whistleblowing. Whistleblowing protection extends to complaints about things like criminal acts, endangering health and safety, miscarriages of justice, that type of thing.

Can you be more specific about what your concerns are?

DaffodilField Mon 03-Nov-14 19:05:07

Ongoing sexism and discrimination in recruitment mainly.

AlpacaYourThings Mon 03-Nov-14 19:06:36

Yes, I have.

Yes, it worked out.

No, it couldn't be anonymous due to circumstances.

flowery Mon 03-Nov-14 20:12:07

That's not the sort of thing that would usually be a whistleblowing situation OP. Although there's of course nothing stopping you raising a grievance or making a formal complaint to whoever in the organisation you think needs to know.

If there is ongoing sexism and discrimination in the recruitment process, has no one complained before? Or don't you know?

EBearhug Mon 03-Nov-14 22:50:09

Radio 4's Analysis earlier this evening was on Just Culture, which covered whistleblowing a bit.

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