Underwood v Wincanton plc EAT/0163/15
Reports relating to this case:
- 2 March 2016
In Underwood v Wincanton plc EAT/0163/15, the EAT held that an employment tribunal had erred in striking out a whistleblowing claim on the basis that the alleged disclosure could not in law satisfy the requirement of being in the "public interest".
Whistleblowing: public interest test may be satisfied where disclosure relates to a group of employees
- 22 October 2015
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the requirement for a whistleblower to have a reasonable belief that the disclosure was made in the public interest could be satisfied where the disclosure relates to a relatively small number of workers.