Woodward v Abbey National plc [2006] IRLR 677 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Whistleblowing update

    Date:
    18 August 2006

    Legislation protecting whistleblowers was introduced seven years ago. This article reviews the legislation and considers some of the substantial body of case law arising out of it. It also looks at the components of an effective whistleblowing policy.

  • Public interest disclosures: Subjecting whistleblower to post-termination detriment may give rise to liability

    Date:
    18 August 2006

    In Woodward v Abbey National plc [2006] EWCA Civ 822 CA, the Court of Appeal held that statutory protection against being subjected to detriment for making a protected disclosure is not limited to the duration of the employment contract but extends to cover detriment imposed by an employer on its former employee.