(Making a Disclosure in the Public Interest)
- Loopsider is committed to the highest standards of openness, probity and accountability.
An important aspect of accountability and transparency is a mechanism to enable staff and other members of Loopsider to voice concerns in a responsible and effective manner. It is a fundamental term of every contract of employment that an employee will faithfully serve his or her employer and not disclose confidential information about the employer’s affairs. Nevertheless, where an individual discovers information which they believe shows serious malpractice or wrongdoing within the organisation then this information should be disclosed internally without fear of reprisal, and there should be arrangements to enable this to be done independently of line management (although in relatively minor instances the line manager would be the appropriate person to be told).
- Loopsider has endorsed the provisions set out below to ensure that no members of staff should feel at a disadvantage in raising legitimate concerns.
- It should be emphasised that this policy is intended to assist individuals who believe they have discovered malpractice or impropriety. It is not designed to question financial or business decisions taken by Loopsider nor should it be used to reconsider any matters which have already been addressed under harassment, complaint, disciplinary or other procedures.