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Public Interest Disclosure

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (‘the Act’) gives legal protection to workers against being dismissed or suffering any other detriment as a consequence of raising, with appropriate senior personnel, concerns which they believe indicate malpractice within the organisation.

In response to the Act, the University has established appropriate channels through which staff can express such concerns (‘the procedures’) and emphasises that the position in the University of the individual expressing such concerns (‘the discloser’) which
they reasonably believe to be true in good faith and in accordance with this procedure, should not be jeopardised as a result.

The procedures for making and dealing with public interest disclosures (sometimes referred to as 'whistleblowing') are contained in the University General Regulations section VIII.