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Dec
19
2019

“Nuisance” nurse wins whistleblowing claim

In Smith v Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, a nurse won his claim for unfair dismissal, with the Employment Tribunal finding he had been dismissed for making protected disclosures...

Nov
28
2019

Landmark Supreme Court judgment extending whistleblowing protection

The Supreme Court, in Jhuti v Royal Mail, has reversed the Court of Appeal’s decision and held that an employee was unfairly dismissed for making a protected disclosure despite the..

Oct
18
2019

Judges entitled to whistleblower protection

The Supreme Court has ruled on the Gilham v Ministry of Justice case and held that while judges could not be classed as workers, it would be a violation of..

Oct
26
2018

Whistleblowing detriment: Personal liability for individual decision makers

In Timis v Osipov, the Court of Appeal held that two directors were personally liable for detrimental treatment following protected disclosures even where the detriment in question amounted to a..

Jun
26
2018

Whistleblowing: When is a Disclosure Protected?

In Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth the Court of Appeal has confirmed that to be protected under whistleblower legislation, disclosures need to be more than mere allegations and have..

Feb
09
2018

Whistleblowing: can a worker claim post-termination losses caused by pre-termination detriments?

The Claimant in the case of Wilson Solicitors LLP and others v Roberts was a solicitor and member of the LLP. He was also Managing Partner and held several..

Feb
01
2018

Personal motivation required for whistleblowing detriment

In the case of Malik v Cenkos Securities Plc, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) found that for there to be a causal link between a protected disclosure and detrimental treatment,..

Jan
25
2018

Whistleblowing claim against co-workers knows no boundaries

In the recent case of Bamieh v EULEX Kosovo and ors, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) found that an employee could bring whistleblowing detriment claims against co-workers for events which..

Nov
03
2017

Ignorance is bliss: decision-maker unaware of protected disclosure defeats automatic unfair dismissal claim

We reported on the EAT’s decision in Royal Mail v Jhuti back in the summer. Unhappy with the EAT’s decision, Royal Mail appealed to the Court of Appeal. ..

Jul
20
2017

Whistleblowing – Court of Appeal considers ‘public interest’ test

The Court of Appeal has handed down its much-awaited decision in the case of Chesterton Global v Nurmohamed and, unfortunately for employers, it does not provide the assistance they were..



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