Managing your reputation.
Often, the first time you hear of a problem is through a whistleblower. This carries vast legal, reputational and financial risks.
In some countries, whistleblowers are afforded special protection from detriment or dismissal. Employers may face a difficult balancing act where the whistleblower has also been guilty of wrongdoing. Disciplinary action may be possible, but it carries a higher risk of claims.
We have expertise in guiding employers through whistleblowing cases. We assist clients in handling corporate investigations into issues ranging from employee conduct, bullying and harassment to fraud, regulatory breach and health and safety.