- What is a whistle-blower?
- Who to tell and what to expect?
- If you’re treated unfairly after whistleblowing
What is a whistleblower
You’re a whistleblower if you’re a worker and you report certain types of wrongdoing. This will
usually be something you’ve seen at work – though not always. The wrongdoing you disclose must be
in the public interest. This means it must affect others, for example the general public.
As a whistleblower you’re protected by law – you should not be treated unfairly or lose your job
because you ‘blow the whistle’. You can raise your concern at any time about an incident that
happened in the past, is happening now, or you believe will happen in the near future.
Who is protected by law?
You’re protected if you’re a worker, for example you’re:
- an employee, such as a police officer, office worker, factory worker
- a trainee, such as a student nurse
- an agency worker
- a member of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Complaints that count as whistleblowing
You’re protected by law if you report any of the following:
- a criminal offence, for example fraud
- someone’s health and safety is in danger
- risk or actual damage to the environment
- a miscarriage of justice
- the company is breaking the law,
- you believe someone is covering up wrongdoing
Complaints that do not count as whistleblowing
Personal grievances (for example bullying, harassment, discrimination) are not covered by
whistleblowing law, unless your particular case is in the public interest.
Report these under your employer’s grievance policy.
Whistle blow a scam or malpractice
If you wish to expose a scam or malpractice, share the information here with us, for which we
guarantee absolute confidentiality.
We are looking for information backed by documents. We will not be able to act on unsubstantiated
allegations. We will not act on mere tips offs. Please make sure you can provide evidence of your
We have always worked closely with our contacts and jealously guarded their identities.
As you would notice sharing your email id is optional. One of the most important successes of The
Asian Read; is the information which came from the whistle-blower only to us and the regulator, not
large media groups. We are especially interested in:
- Malpractices against financial consumers by banks, insurance and broking companies
- Serious misbehaviour and frauds of investment managers, market intermediaries and high-
- Bank frauds, bad loans related frauds
- Stock market manipulation
- Corporate frauds and mischiefs