How should an employer prevent employees disclosing to external bodies?

Employers with the resources to do so are advised to develop a simple and readily accessible procedure to encourage workers to air their concerns about alleged wrongdoing within their organisation. A procedure involving workforce representatives may inspire greater confidence in the objectivity of the procedure. The employer should ensure that any issues raised by an employee by way of an internal disclosure are dealt with appropriately and that the employee is aware that the information disclosed is being acted on.