Where possible, the informant should be informed of the progress of the investigation, while ensuring that no action is taken that could lead to a loss of privilege or confidentiality. Expectations should be managed effectively and ensure that they do not promise results that may not be replaceable. For example, there may be circumstances in which a whistleblower`s desire to remain anonymous limits the extent to which allegations can be considered. 22.214.171.124The challenges of unfair treatment of whistleblowers Economy Minister Kelly Tolhurst said: “What is completely unacceptable is the abuse of these agreements to silence victims and there is growing evidence that this is becoming more widespread. Our new proposals will help address this problem by stating by law that victims cannot be prevented from speaking to the police or reporting a crime and clarifying their rights. In most cases, information should be provided to the employer. However, in certain circumstances, individuals may be protected when they disclose external information. 111.We welcome the government`s consultation on the application of confidentiality clauses. However, we find that other types of clauses can also have a gagging or deterrent effect. We recommend that the government legislate over the next two years to ensure that any clause in a transaction agreement that controls information that a person may share with other individuals, entities or agencies should be monitored: new guidelines for the use of NMS by employers are published today, which state that these agreements should not be used for this purpose. , if used in a reasonable situation, they should not be used routinely. It is a standard provision. Your spouse or life partner may be informed of the content of the agreement. Then we go to provisions concerning the regulatory authorities, a competent court, the tax authorities, etc.
Without reaching agreement on these provisions, it would be rather unusual. If you are acting for an employee and you do not have that flexibility, there will be questions.93 The SFO launched its whistleblowing service in 2011. Initially set up as a telephone line, reports are now provided electronically to the SFO Intelligence Unit via their secure notification form.