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Whistleblowing training record

Whistleblowing training record

Use our whistleblowing training record to show that you’ve provided training on this subject to your workers. You’ll need to do this to avoid being vicariously liable for detrimental treatment of whistleblowers by your workers.

Vicarious liability

You can be vicariously liable for any acts of victimisation or detrimental treatment committed by your workers against their whistleblowing colleagues which are done on the ground that they made a protected disclosure, unless you can show you took all reasonable steps to prevent those acts from occurring. It is crucial that you train your staff on how to make a protected disclosure, i.e. blow the whistle, if they wish to. Just having a policy statement won’t be enough - it’s essential that the policy is well publicised to all staff and that they are given appropriate training to support and implement it. Therefore, make sure you put in place a training programme for your staff and managers. Aim to carry out the whistleblowing training on an annual basis and use the Whistleblowing Training Record to confirm the fact that you did so. Always ensure that your employees sign and date the training record. Keep the original on the employee’s personnel file and give them a copy.

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