If have been punished for being whistleblower then you have legal recourse for this, you also do not need the requeid 2 years service in order to bring a claim. If you are no longer employed, you can take the matter to court, you will be compensated for any loss of earning etc you have suffered. If you are still employed, the first thing you require to do is raise the grievance procedure and take this process to exhaustion including any appeals. If you cannot remedy the matter this way, you can raise “early conciliation” with ACAS. This is the first step in the legal process, and you will require an Acas certificate in order to initiate legal proceedings with the employment tribunal. If you are looking to go to an employment tribunal you only have 3 months minus one day to raise a claim. The clock starts on the date of the incident complained of. When you start conciliation with Acas the clock “pauses” on the time limit.
I shall provide you with a helpful link that will assist you in finding a solicitor/representative near your local area. This will provide you with someone nearby your area who can assist you if required.
I hope this information proved helpful. You will find a local solicitor who deals with these matters on the law society webpage which is as follows;
https://www.lawsoc-ni.org/solicitors (N. Ireland)
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