What is a whistleblower?

A whistleblower is an individual who reports to management any kind of information or activity that is being undertaken in the company that is deemed illegal, dishonest, or unethical.

How am I protected?

The Corporations Act provides significant safeguards for whistleblowers and makes it a criminal offence to victimise one because of a protected disclosure. We appreciate that it can be stressful and difficult to be a whistleblower, as you may feel as though you are putting yourself and your employment at risk.

How can Coutts assist you?

Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers understands the sensitive nature of protecting whistle blowers. We recommend seeking legal advice as soon as possible to minimise any potential risks. We can assist you with trying to prevent any retaliation that results from you speaking up and can help you mitigate damage to your reputation.

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