Read the document to make sure it meets your needs and that you’ve provided all of the necessary information. Remember that, if you have any questions, you can Ask a lawyer for advice.
Make the Whistleblowing Policy available to employees. You could, for example, include it in induction packs, send it out by email, put it on notice boards, hand it out in hard copy, or put it on an intranet site.
The Whistleblowing Policy is not a contract and does not need to be signed or agreed to by your staff. You can ask staff members to sign an acknowledgement to show that they received it, but it’s not legally required.
A copy of your Whistleblowing Policy will be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’. You should also download and securely store a copy of your Policy for your records.
Whenever the Policy is amended, keep a copy of each version that has been in force, a record of when it was introduced, and a record of how and when each version was made available to employees.
Whistleblowing can be a complex and high-risk area of employment law. You should regularly review your Whistleblowing Policy (eg once each year) to ensure that it stays up to date with any changes in the law.