Protected Disclosures / Whistleblowers
Malcolm Lyons & Brivik Inc. were the first law firm to litigate to trial at the Labour Court in Johannesburg and all the way to the Labour Appeal Court a claim on behalf of an employee based on her termination for a protected disclosure which she made.
The Protected Disclosure Act protects whistleblowers who are honest and who raise their concerns and report any wrongdoing. The Act applies to both employees in private and public employment.
Any employee who is subsequently victimised as a result of their whistleblowing or disclosures is therefore protected . The protection extends to any prejudice they may experience in the workplace from termination of their employment right down to unfair labour practices related to or arising from the disclosures which they made.
As a termination of employment on the basis of a disclosure is considered an automaticallyunfair dismissal an employee would be entitled to 24 months compensation.
The matter would have to be litigated in a Labour Court. At Malcolm Lyons & Brivik Inc. once we have evaluated your claim will pursue it on your behalf on a no- win no- fee basis.
Should you wish to contact Malcolm Lyons & Brivik Attorneys Inc. to assist in any
protected disclosures / whistleblowers or unfair dismissal please contact us on
Cape Town, Western Cape:
0861 MLB INC / (021) 425-5570
0861 MLB INC / (011) 268-669
With offices and representatives country wide from Cape Town and Johannesburg we are able to represent clients throughout South Africa.