Draw up a whistleblowing policy and procedure

Key points

  • A whistleblowing policy should establish the procedure for a worker to follow if he or she has genuine concerns about a colleague's conduct or the organisation's practices. The whistleblowing policy should make clear what sort of allegations will count as a protected disclosure under the policy.
  • The procedure should allow for the worker to raise these concerns with a nominated person and set out the steps that the employer will take in response.
  • The procedure should be constructed so that it is straightforward for workers to make disclosures. For example, it should not make it mandatory for individuals to put their concerns in writing.

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