Providing a safe working environment for your people
All organisations face the risk of things going wrong or of unknowingly harbouring illegal or unethical conduct. Raising such serious matters can feel unnerving and worrying for your staff members and managers.
whistlebox not only gives your organisation a clear whistleblowing policy and procedure to follow, but also provides your employees with a safe and independent channel to raise their concerns.
What is Whistleblowing?
Whistleblowing is "making a disclosure in the public interest" and relates to suspected danger or illegal actions that affect others or members of the public. The disclosure could be about the wrongful conduct of an employer, a colleague, a client or any third-party person or organisation.
A company or staff member is breaking the law
A belief that someone is covering up wrongdoings
Criminal offence or miscarriage of justice is being committed such as bribery, fraud, corruption or money laundering
Someone's health and safety is in danger
Potential risk or actual damage to the environment
Deficiencies in the care of vulnerable people
What is not a whistleblowing incident?
Personal grievances (such as bullying, harassment, discrimination) aren’t covered by whistleblowing law. However, these can be reported under your company’s grievance policy or other HR policies.
Protection for whistleblowers
We believe it is very important that employees feel confident to voice their concerns to ensure standards are met to protect people and organisations.
Anyone "blowing the whistle" at work is protected by the law and should not be treated unfairly or lose their job as a result of raising concerns. If they are dismissed or feel victimised they could put an unfair dismissal claim against you.
As part of your whistlebox plan you will receive:
A whistleblowing policy template for your company to follow (or a review of your existing policy by our legal team).
Dedicated and secure 24/7 and 365 days of the year employee whistlebox telephone voice message disclosure reporting line and a unique online whistleblowing report web form.
All disclosures reviewed by rradar's qualified and experienced legal professionals.
Same day transmission of all report notifications with immediate next steps legal advice.
A whistlebox internal communications pack that will help your business effectively communicate the whistlebox services to your staff.
Quarterly or annual summaries of all reports made.
How the Service Works
With whistlebox your employees can raise genuine concerns about suspected wrongdoing or dangers by calling whistlebox's dedicated telephone number and leaving a recorded message or go online, complete a whistlebox web form and submit a written statement regarding their concerns.
Once a concern is submitted, a notification report is generated, and our legal experts are alerted to the disclosure. After reviewing, we will send the nominated person within your company the details of the report and advise them on the immediate next steps in accordance with your whistleblowing policy.
Using our secure 24/7 whistlebox reporting service will give your employees the confidence that you prioritise their concerns and offers an independent outlet for them to raise whistleblowing worries.