Whistleblowers seen as ‘disloyal snitches’ – Heywood

Public sector whistleblowers are still seen as “disloyal snitches” who deserve to lose their jobs, the Cabinet Secretary has said.

In a blog post, Sir Jeremy Heywood said that whistleblowers still face “appalling treatment” despite exposing scandals and poor practice.

He warned public servants that departmental bosses would be accountable for the treatment of whistleblowers in the future and said new clauses in contracts would help to protect transparency and openness.



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