Thanks for your patience. If you have blown the whistle (i.e. made a protected disclosure), you have the right not to be subjected to detrimental treatment as a result. If you were unfairly disciplined as a result of the disclosure you made, then that could certainly amount to such detriment. Your options on taking this further are as follows:
· Raise a formal internal grievance as a first step
· A worker may bring a claim in the employment tribunal if they are subjected to any detriment by any act, or any deliberate failure to act, by their employer on the ground that they have made a protected disclosure. This is only available if you are still employed by them
· If you believe that as a result of all this you cannot continue working there and are forced to resign, you can make a claim for constructive dismissal
· If you are dismissed as a result of this then the option to claim unfair dismissal exists
There are strict time limits to adhere to and in the case of a detriment claim it must be made within 3 months of the date of the detriment, i.e. the disciplinary decision. If you were to claim constructive or unfair dismissal it must be within 3 months of the termination of your employment. So these are the only options you have in the circumstances. Before you are allowed to make a claim you must go through ACAS and use their conciliation service and that can help with reaching a settlement rather than having to go through tribunal.
This is your basic legal position. I have more detailed advice for you in terms of the steps you need to follow to take this further, depending on which option you choose, which I wish to discuss so please take a second to leave a positive rating for the service so far (by selecting 3, 4 or 5 stars) and I can continue with that and answer any further questions you may have. Don’t worry, there is no extra cost and leaving a rating will not close the question and we can continue this discussion. Thank you