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NEW RULES ON PAY-OUTS FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS

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Whistleblowers who are dismissed unfairly by their employers are to be granted unlimited compensation under new pro...
Whistleblowers who are dismissed unfairly by their employers are to be granted unlimited compensation under new proposals to be unveiled by the government today.

Stephen Byers, the trade and industry secretary, has tabled a key ammendment to the Employment Relations Bill aimed at encouraging senior executives to expose corrupt or unsafe practices.

The amendement would abolish the current£12,000 ceiling on pay-outs awarded by industrial tribunals.

Whistleblowers would be eligible for much higher compensation than other categories of dismissed employees, including victims of sexual and racial discrimination, whose awards would be a maximum of£50,000.
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