Policies and Resources


A whistle-blower is a member of staff who reports certain types of non-compliance. This will typically be something that takes place in the business site or office though occasionally. The non-compliance disclosed shall be in the public interest. This implies that it (shall) affect(s) others, for example the general public. Whistle-blowers are protected by law – a whistle-blower will be treated fairly and have his/her job secure after ‘blowing the whistle’. A whistle-blower can raise concern at any time of an event that occurred previously, is occurring now, or he/she believes will occur in the near future.

Who is protected by law?

A whistle-blower is protected by law, for example if he/she is:

  • A member of staff
  • A trainee or intern
  • A third-party supplier
  • A stakeholder of the Kayndrex Foundation including organisations and States.

Get advice from our support team if unsure of your protection by email: support@kayndrex.com

Misconducts that count as whistle-blowing

A whistle-blower is protected by law if he/she reports any of the following:

  • An unlawful misconduct such as fraud  
  • Someone’s health and safety is at risk
  • Possible or actual risk to the environment
  • A miscarriage of justice
  • Unlawful business operations, for example inappropriate insurance
  • Abetting or covering-up of misconduct
Misconducts that are unrelated to whistle-blowing

Personal grievances  (for example bullying, harassment, discrimination) are unrelated and unlinked to the law of whistle-blowing, unless the particular situation is in the public interest. According to our Code of Conduct, ‘when a person witnesses any form of harassment and discrimination, the person should intervene and offer support to the victim, and inform a senior member of staff immediately upon becoming aware of it’.