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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7083.3a (Published 15 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:S3a-7083

Whistleblowers often face years of recrimination and ostracism; that such isolation is the reward for playing an essential role in a free and open society is unjust, yet the law in this area is ill defined. A welcome review of the legal issues surrounding whistleblowing is published in Industrial Relations Law Bulletin (IRS Services, 563, February 1997 p2-10), which scrutinises the public interest defence to breach of an employee's implied duty of confidentiality to his or her employer.

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