Prof Dave Lewis


NameProf Dave Lewis
Job titleProfessor Employment Law
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
Email addressD.B.Lewis@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8059-0773
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

I have an undergraduate law degree and an MA in Industrial Relations. I have been a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development since 1972. 

In addition to writing textbooks on Employment Law, I have been researching the subject of employment protection for whistleblowers since 1994 and have published internationally in law, business ethics, information technology and human resource management journals. I have  considerable experience as a consultant for the European Commission, Council of Europe, OECD and UN Office on Drugs and Crime. I have given expert evidence (inter alia) to the Budgetary Control Committee of the European Parliament and the UK Committee on Standards in Public Life. 

(see also website profile and full cv)

Teaching

Currently teaching Employment Law but have previously taught International Whistleblowing Law and Practice as a postgraduate module.

Current  supervision of two doctoral students 

Employment

professor of employment law
Middlesex University (and predecessor institutions)
01 Oct 1972

Education and qualifications

Grants

Projects

  • 2021-25 (with Fafo) Principal UK “Workers’ voice and the right to manage –the case of whistleblowing in a comparative context”.

Prizes and Awards

Evidence to public body

European Parliament Budgetary Control
Committee hearing on Whistleblowing,

Oral and written.

External activities

Research outputs

Retaliation for whistleblowing: some case studies on the experience of re-employment/redeployment

Lewis, D. 2022. Retaliation for whistleblowing: some case studies on the experience of re-employment/redeployment. International Journal of Law and Management. 64 (3), pp. 292-307. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLMA-10-2021-0244

Selected papers from the International Whistleblowing Research Network conference at Maynooth University

Kierans, L., Lewis, D. and Vandekerckhove, W. (ed.) 2021. Selected papers from the International Whistleblowing Research Network conference at Maynooth University. London International Whistleblowing Research Network.

Autistic employees as whistleblowers: are employers ignoring potentially valuable assets?

Lewis, D. and Evans, H. 2021. Autistic employees as whistleblowers: are employers ignoring potentially valuable assets? London, UK Middlesex University.

Ethnicity and the experience of whistleblowing in the NHS 2014

Lewis, D. 2021. Ethnicity and the experience of whistleblowing in the NHS 2014. London, UK Middlesex University.

Stigma and whistleblowing: Should punitive damages be available in retaliation cases?

Lewis, D. 2022. Stigma and whistleblowing: Should punitive damages be available in retaliation cases? Industrial Law Journal. 51 (1), pp. 62-83. https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwaa032

Employment law - ninth edition

Sargeant, M. and Lewis, D. 2020. Employment law - ninth edition. Abingdon Routledge.

The EU Directive on the protection of whistleblowers: a missed opportunity to establish international best practices

Lewis, D. 2020. The EU Directive on the protection of whistleblowers: a missed opportunity to establish international best practices. E Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies. 9 (1), pp. 1-25.

Employment law: the essentials

Lewis, D. and Sargeant, M. 2019. Employment law: the essentials. London, UK CIPD - Kogan Page.

Employment law: the essentials

Lewis, D. and Sargeant, M. 2019. Employment law: the essentials. London, UK CIPD - Kogan Page.

Labour market enforcement in the 21st century: should whistleblowers have a greater role?

Lewis, D. 2019. Labour market enforcement in the 21st century: should whistleblowers have a greater role? Industrial Relations Journal. 50 (3), pp. 256-276. https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12251

The motivations of external whistleblowers and their impact on the intention to blow the whistle again

Park, H. and Lewis, D. 2019. The motivations of external whistleblowers and their impact on the intention to blow the whistle again. Business Ethics: A European Review. 28 (3), pp. 379-390.

The motivations of external whistleblowers and their impact on the intention to blow the whistle again

Park, H. and Lewis, D. 2019. The motivations of external whistleblowers and their impact on the intention to blow the whistle again. Business Ethics: A European Review. 28 (3), pp. 379-390. https://doi.org/10.1111/beer.12224

Results of a FTSE top 100 website survey on whistleblowing arrangements

Lewis, D. and Boylin, T. 2018. Results of a FTSE top 100 website survey on whistleblowing arrangements. London, UK Middlesex University.

The negative effect of external whistleblowing: A study of some key factors

Lewis, D. and Park, H. 2018. The negative effect of external whistleblowing: A study of some key factors. The Social Science Journal. 55 (4), pp. 387-395. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soscij.2018.04.002

Employment Law (8th edition)

Sargeant, M. and Lewis, D. 2018. Employment Law (8th edition). Abingdon Routledge.

Introduction

Lewis, D. and Vandekerckhove, W. 2017. Introduction. Lewis, D. and Vandekerckhove, W. (ed.) International Whistleblowing Research Network Conference. Oslo, Norway Jun 2017 London, UK International Whistleblowing Research Network. pp. 2-5

Whistleblowing and the law of defamation: does the law strike a fair balance between the rights of whistleblowers, the media and alleged wrongdoers?

Lewis, D. 2018. Whistleblowing and the law of defamation: does the law strike a fair balance between the rights of whistleblowers, the media and alleged wrongdoers? Industrial Law Journal. 47 (3), pp. 339-364. https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwx015

Employment law: the essentials [14th edition]

Lewis, D. and Sargeant, M. 2017. Employment law: the essentials [14th edition]. CIPD - Kogan Page.

Using statutory guidance and codes of practice to build on whistleblowing legislation: the Irish experience

Kierans, L. and Lewis, D. 2016. Using statutory guidance and codes of practice to build on whistleblowing legislation: the Irish experience. La Revue des Droits de l’Homme. 2016 (10). https://doi.org/10.4000/revdh.2716

Is the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 fit for purpose?

Barrett, B. and Lewis, D. 2016. Is the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 fit for purpose? Industrial Law Journal. 45 (4), pp. 503-524. https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dww021

Trade unions and the whistleblowing process in the UK: an opportunity for strategic expansion?

Lewis, D. and Vandekerckhove, W. 2018. Trade unions and the whistleblowing process in the UK: an opportunity for strategic expansion? Journal of Business Ethics. 148 (4), pp. 835-845. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-016-3015-z

Developments in whistleblowing research 2015

Lewis, D. and Vandekerckhove, W. (ed.) 2015. Developments in whistleblowing research 2015. London International Whistleblowing Research Network.

Thematic analysis of the electronic submissions to “Freedom to speak up” the independent review into creating an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS. Freedom to speak up.

D'Angelo, A., Papadopoulou, D., Jarrett, P. and Lewis, D. 2014. Thematic analysis of the electronic submissions to “Freedom to speak up” the independent review into creating an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS. Freedom to speak up. Department of Health.

Industrial relations and the management of whistleblowing after the Francis report: what can be learned from the evidence?

Lewis, D., D'Angelo, A. and Clarke, L. 2015. Industrial relations and the management of whistleblowing after the Francis report: what can be learned from the evidence? Industrial Relations Journal. 46 (4), pp. 312-327. https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12106

Whistleblowing to regulators: are prescribed persons fit for purpose?

Phillips, A. and Lewis, D. 2013. Whistleblowing to regulators: are prescribed persons fit for purpose? Middlesex University.

Employment law: the essentials (2015)

Lewis, D. and Sargeant, M. 2015. Employment law: the essentials (2015). London CIPD.

Survey of NHS staff, employers, regulators and trade unions. The Independent Review into creating an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS

Lewis, D., D'Angelo, A. and Clarke, L. 2015. Survey of NHS staff, employers, regulators and trade unions. The Independent Review into creating an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS. Middlesex University.

International Handbook on Whistleblowing Research

Brown, A., Lewis, D., Moberly, R. and Vandekerckhove, W. (ed.) 2014. International Handbook on Whistleblowing Research. Cheltenham Edward Elgar.

Strategic issues in whistleblowing research

Vandekerckhove, W., Brown, A., Moberly, R. and Lewis, D. 2014. Strategic issues in whistleblowing research. in: Brown, A., Lewis, D., Moberly, R. and Vandekerckhove, W. (ed.) International Handbook on Whistleblowing Research Cheltenham Edward Elgar. pp. 522-530

The key to protection: civil and employment law remedies

Lewis, D., Devine, T. and Harpur, P. 2014. The key to protection: civil and employment law remedies. in: Brown, A., Lewis, D., Moberly, R. and Vandekerckhove, W. (ed.) International Handbook on Whistleblowing Research Cheltenham Edward Elgar. pp. 350-380

Whistleblowing, its importance and the state of the research

Lewis, D., Brown, A. and Moberly, R. 2014. Whistleblowing, its importance and the state of the research. in: Brown, A., Lewis, D., Moberly, R. and Vandekerckhove, W. (ed.) International Handbook on Whistleblowing Research Cheltenham Edward Elgar. pp. 1-34

When it all goes bad: criminal remedies

Spencer, M. and Spencer, J. 2014. When it all goes bad: criminal remedies. in: Brown, A., Lewis, D., Moberly, R. and Vandekerckhove, W. (ed.) International handbook on whistleblowing research Cheltenham Edward Elgar. pp. 405-429

Report of a survey on whistleblowing procedures in UK universities

Lewis, D. and Phillips, A. 2014. Report of a survey on whistleblowing procedures in UK universities. Middlesex University.

Leaks, legislation and freedom of speech: how can the law effectively promote public interest whistleblowing

Fasterling, B. and Lewis, D. 2014. Leaks, legislation and freedom of speech: how can the law effectively promote public interest whistleblowing. International Labour Review. 153 (1), pp. 71-92. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1564-913X.2014.00197.x

Employment law

Sargeant, M. and Lewis, D. 2014. Employment law. Harlow Pearson.

A Levinasian approach to whistleblowing

Loumansky, A. and Lewis, D. 2013. A Levinasian approach to whistleblowing. Philosophy of Management. 12 (3), pp. 27-48. https://doi.org/10.5840/pom201312317

Employment law: the essentials

Lewis, D. and Sargeant, M. 2013. Employment law: the essentials. London Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Resolving whistleblowing disputes in the public interest: is tribunal adjudication the best that can be offered?

Lewis, D. 2013. Resolving whistleblowing disputes in the public interest: is tribunal adjudication the best that can be offered? Industrial Law Journal. 42 (1), pp. 35-53. https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwt001

Establishing a different dimension of citizen security: the case for special protection for whistleblowers

Lewis, D. and Castellino, J. 2013. Establishing a different dimension of citizen security: the case for special protection for whistleblowers. Beijing Law Review. 4 (4), pp. 185-197. https://doi.org/10.4236/blr.2013.44024

The content of whistleblowing procedures: a critical review of recent official guidelines

Vandekerckhove, W. and Lewis, D. 2012. The content of whistleblowing procedures: a critical review of recent official guidelines. Journal of Business Ethics. 108 (2), pp. 253-264. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-011-1089-1

Employment law. 6th ed.

Sargeant, M. and Lewis, D. 2012. Employment law. 6th ed. UK Pearson.

Whistleblowing and democratic values.

Lewis, D. and Vandekerckhove, W. (ed.) 2011. Whistleblowing and democratic values. International Whistleblowing Research Network.

Whistleblowing and data protection principles: is the road to reconciliation really that rocky?

Lewis, D. 2011. Whistleblowing and data protection principles: is the road to reconciliation really that rocky? European Journal of Law and Technology. 2 (1).

Whistleblowing in a changing legal climate: is it time to revisit our approach to trust and loyalty at the workplace?

Lewis, D. 2011. Whistleblowing in a changing legal climate: is it time to revisit our approach to trust and loyalty at the workplace? Business Ethics: A European Review. 20 (1), pp. 71-87. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8608.2010.01609.x

Employment law concentrate.

Lewis, D. and Sargeant, M. 2011. Employment law concentrate. Oxford Oxford University Press (OUP).

The Council of Europe resolution and recommendation on the protection of whistleblowers

Lewis, D. 2010. The Council of Europe resolution and recommendation on the protection of whistleblowers. Industrial Law Journal. 39 (4), pp. 432-435. https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwq023

The law and practice of whistleblowing in the United Kingdom.

Lewis, D. 2010. The law and practice of whistleblowing in the United Kingdom. in: Arszulowicz, M. and Gasparski, W. (ed.) Whistleblowing: in defense of proper action. New Jersey Transaction Publishers.

Ten years of Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 claims: what can we learn from the statistics and recent research?

Lewis, D. 2010. Ten years of Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 claims: what can we learn from the statistics and recent research? Industrial Law Journal. 39 (3), pp. 325-328. https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwq018

Combating corruption through employment law and whistleblower protection.

Lewis, D. and Carr, I. 2010. Combating corruption through employment law and whistleblower protection. Industrial Law Journal. 39 (1), pp. 1-30. https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwp027

A global approach to public interest disclosure: what we can learn from existing whistleblowing legislation and research.

Lewis, D. Lewis, D. (ed.) 2010. A global approach to public interest disclosure: what we can learn from existing whistleblowing legislation and research. Cheltenham Edward Elgar.

The law and practice of whistleblowing in the UK.

Lewis, D. 2009. The law and practice of whistleblowing in the UK. Revue de droit du Travail. 3, pp. 184-189.

Defining the public interest in legislation: the case of employment protection for whistleblowers.

Homewood, S. and Lewis, D. 2001. Defining the public interest in legislation: the case of employment protection for whistleblowers. in: Collins, H., Davies, P. and Rideout, R. (ed.) The legal regulation of the employment relationship. London Kluwer. pp. 305-315

Protecting whistleblowers in Norway and the UK: a case of mix and match?

Lewis, D. and Trygstad, S. 2009. Protecting whistleblowers in Norway and the UK: a case of mix and match? International Journal of Law and Management. 51 (6), pp. 374-388. https://doi.org/10.1108/17542430911005918

Essentials of employment law

Lewis, D. and Sargeant, M. 2009. Essentials of employment law. London Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Ten years of public interest disclosure legislation in the UK: are whistleblowers adequately protected?

Lewis, D. 2008. Ten years of public interest disclosure legislation in the UK: are whistleblowers adequately protected? Journal of Busines Ethics. 82 (2), pp. 497-507. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-008-9899-5

Labour law

Lewis, D. and Sargeant, M. 2008. Labour law. in: Muller-Camen, M., Croucher, R. and Leigh, S. (ed.) Human resource management: a case study approach London Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. pp. 69-89

Protecting whistleblowers at work: a comparison of the impact of British and South African legislation

Lewis, D. and Uys, T. 2007. Protecting whistleblowers at work: a comparison of the impact of British and South African legislation. Managerial Law. 49 (3), pp. 76-92. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090550710816492

A survey of whistleblowing/confidential reporting procedures used by persons prescribed under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998

Lewis, D. 2007. A survey of whistleblowing/confidential reporting procedures used by persons prescribed under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. Communications law. 12 (4), pp. 124-130.

Health and safety at work

Barrett, B. 2007. Health and safety at work. in: Lewis, D. and Sargeant, M. (ed.) Essentials of Employment Law London Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. pp. 126-140

The contents of whistleblowing/confidential reporting procedures in the UK: some lessons from empirical research.

Lewis, D. 2006. The contents of whistleblowing/confidential reporting procedures in the UK: some lessons from empirical research. Employee Relations. 28 (1), pp. 76-86.

Providing rights for whistleblowers: would an anti-discrimination model be more effective?

Lewis, D. 2005. Providing rights for whistleblowers: would an anti-discrimination model be more effective? Industrial Law Journal. 34 (3), pp. 239-252. https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwi020

Whistleblowers and the law of defamation: time for more statutory privilege?

Lewis, D. 2005. Whistleblowers and the law of defamation: time for more statutory privilege? Web journal of current legal issues. 3, pp. 1-13.

Whistleblowing: Australian, UK and US approaches to disclosure in the public interest

Lewis, D., Callahan, E. and Dworkin, T. 2004. Whistleblowing: Australian, UK and US approaches to disclosure in the public interest. Virginia Journal of International Law. 44 (3), pp. 879-912.

Whistleblowing statutes in Australia: is it time for a new agenda?

Lewis, D. 2004. Whistleblowing statutes in Australia: is it time for a new agenda? Deakin law review. 8 (2), pp. 318-334.

Trade unions and discrimination

Lewis, D. 2004. Trade unions and discrimination. in: Sargeant, M. (ed.) Discrimination law Harlow Pearson Longman. pp. 241-264

Five years of the Public Interest Disclosure Act in the UK: are whistleblowers adequately protected?

Homewood, S. and Lewis, D. 2004. Five years of the Public Interest Disclosure Act in the UK: are whistleblowers adequately protected? Web journal of current legal issues. 5, pp. 1-9.

Employment protection for whistleblowers: some implications.

Lewis, D. 2003. Employment protection for whistleblowers: some implications. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer. 156 (4), pp. 245-250. https://doi.org/10.1680/muen.2003.156.4.245

CIPD: employment law for people managers

Sargeant, M., Lewis, D. and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2003. CIPD: employment law for people managers. London Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Whistleblowing in schools: the results of a survey of confidential reporting procedures in maintained schools in England

Lewis, D. and Ruff, A. 2003. Whistleblowing in schools: the results of a survey of confidential reporting procedures in maintained schools in England. Education law journal. 4 (2), pp. 1-10.

Whistleblowing

Lewis, D. 2003. Whistleblowing. in: Sargeant, M. (ed.) The law at work: a practical guide to key issues in employment law London Spiro. pp. 209-237

Whistleblowing procedures at work: what are the implications for human resource practitioners?

Lewis, D. 2002. Whistleblowing procedures at work: what are the implications for human resource practitioners? Business Ethics: A European Review. 11 (3), pp. 202-209. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8608.00278

A survey of confidential reporting procedures in English and Welsh local authorities

Lewis, D., Kyprianou, A. and Ellis, C. 2002. A survey of confidential reporting procedures in English and Welsh local authorities. Employers Organisation for Local Government. https://doi.org/.

Whistleblowing at work: on what principles should legislation be based?

Lewis, D. 2001. Whistleblowing at work: on what principles should legislation be based? Industrial Law Journal. 30 (2), pp. 169-193. https://doi.org/10.1093/ilj/30.2.169

The employment relationship

Sargeant, M. and Lewis, D. 2001. The employment relationship. in: Barrett, B. (ed.) Principles of Business Law London Thomson Learning.

Organizational change: reconstructions and transfers of undertakings

Sargeant, M. and Lewis, D. 2001. Organizational change: reconstructions and transfers of undertakings. in: Barrett, B. (ed.) Principles of Business Law London Thomson Learning.

Introduction [includes What is whistleblowing]

Lewis, D. 2001. Introduction [includes What is whistleblowing]. in: Lewis, D. (ed.) Whistleblowing at work. London Athlone Press. pp. 1-9

Whistleblowing in Education

Lewis, D. and Ruff, A. 2001. Whistleblowing in Education. in: Lewis, D. (ed.) Whistleblowing at work. London Athlone Press. pp. 98-113

Whistleblowing at work: the results of a survey of procedures in further and higher education

Lewis, D., Kyprianou, A., Homewood, S. and Ellis, C. 2001. Whistleblowing at work: the results of a survey of procedures in further and higher education. Education and the law. 13 (3), pp. 215-225. https://doi.org/10.1080/09539960127292

Whistleblowing and human resource management

Lewis, D. and Sargeant, M. 2001. Whistleblowing and human resource management. in: Lewis, D. (ed.) Whistleblowing at work. London Athlone Press. pp. 57-69

The law relating to whistleblowing

Lewis, D. and Spencer, M. 2001. The law relating to whistleblowing. in: Lewis, D. (ed.) Whistleblowing at work. London Athlone Press. pp. 10-24

Whistleblowing at work

Lewis, D. 2001. Whistleblowing at work. London Athlone Press.

Whistleblowing and local government

Homewood, S. 2000. Whistleblowing and local government. in: Lewis, D. (ed.) Whistleblowing at work London Athlone Press. pp. 84-97
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