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Whistleblowing submissions (FOI)

Whistleblowing submissions (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 28 November 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How many whistleblowing submissions, including anonymous and named, have been made via the government's independently-run bullying and harassment reporting site during 2019. Please break them down by month and then how many of those were anonymous?

How are the outcomes measured and categorised - can you provide numbers for each category please?


There have been 17 Bullying and Harassment, and 6 Whistleblowing complaints raised through the Speak-up Line in 2019.

It is not possible to provide any further breakdown, including whether the complaints were given anonymously, due to the need to maintain confidentiality, and the potential for identification of individuals. Article 25 (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

The list of categories is shown below. It is not possible to provide complaints per category for the reasons detailed above.

​Ageism​Fraud ​Political Activity
​Anti-Competition​Giving and receiving of Gifts/EntertainmentQuality Issue (non-food)​
​Assault​Grievance with Colleague​Racism
​Breach of Company Policy​Grievance with Manager​Religious Issue
​Bribery​Gross Misconduct​Security Issue
​Confidentiality or Privacy Issue ​Health and safety​Sexual Harassment
​Conflict of Interest ​HR Issue ​Substance Abuse
​Corruption​Intellectual Property Theft​Theft
​Disability Issue​Intimidation​Unfair Dismissal
​Discrimination​Malpractice​Vandalism/Criminal Damage
​Duty of Care​Pay Issue ​Verbal Abuse
​Environmental ​Modern Slavery 
​Food Safety or Quality​ Money Laundering 

 For further information the full Whistleblowing policy is available through the following link:

Whistleblowing policy

Article applied

Article 25      Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.

(2)     Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a)     it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and
(b)     its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

(3)     In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.

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