Are Universities subject to "Whistleblowing?" laws

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DougStevens
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Do Universities have to adhere to the "WhistleBlowing" laws that companies do? Or is there something similar?

I raised a safeguarding issue with my University. A class member was clearly in difficulties with her mental health. She was bullying everyone, posting outrageous stuff online, and most importantly she was abusing her boyfriend (By egging him on to self harm, and aiding him with it)

As I said, I raised a safeguarding issue.

BUT. She (The student) is a friend of one of the directors of the university, and I found myself the subject of a hate campaign by the Director. I was then excluded on "vague behavioural issues" - they cannot state one specific instance, and there was not one single disciplinary action raised against me.

I've spoken to lawyers, and they say the university has acted unprofessionally, illegally and various things, but to be honest, I'm tired of paying £200 an hour to listen to that...

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yes but you are not an employee and what you did would not classify as whistleblowing.

www.gov.uk/whistleblowing

assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415175/bis-15-200-whistleblowing-guidance-for-employers-and-code-of-practice.pdf

what do you mean by hate campaign against you? what did the uni do that is classified 'illegal'?
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(Original post by DougStevens)
Do Universities have to adhere to the "WhistleBlowing" laws that companies do? Or is there something similar?

I raised a safeguarding issue with my University. A class member was clearly in difficulties with her mental health. She was bullying everyone, posting outrageous stuff online, and most importantly she was abusing her boyfriend (By egging him on to self harm, and aiding him with it)

As I said, I raised a safeguarding issue.

BUT. She (The student) is a friend of one of the directors of the university, and I found myself the subject of a hate campaign by the Director. I was then excluded on "vague behavioural issues" - they cannot state one specific instance, and there was not one single disciplinary action raised against me.

I've spoken to lawyers, and they say the university has acted unprofessionally, illegally and various things, but to be honest, I'm tired of paying £200 an hour to listen to that...

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How could have been 'excluded' from the university where no disciplinary proceedings had been taken against you? Exclusion would come at the end of this process, not the beginning.

This story doesn't add up.
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