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A. The legislative background to whistleblowing

Division CIII Whistleblowing
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A. The legislative background to whistleblowing

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Division CIII     Whistleblowing

This Division is up to date to 1 March 2022

1.     Introduction to whistleblowing

Contributing Editor

IAN SMITH MA, LLB

of Gray's Inn, Barrister; Emeritus Professor of Employment Law at the University of East Anglia

A.     The legislative background to whistleblowing

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 ('PIDA 1998') came into force on 2 July 1999. It was introduced against the background of a series of scandals and disasters (notably the Zeebruge ferry disaster, the rail crash at Clapham Junction, the explosion on Piper Alpha and the financial scandals involving BCCI, Maxwell, Barlow

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