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Whistleblowing: employer's belief that disclosure not protected is irrelevant

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    Beatt v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2017] IRLR 748 CA (0 other reports)

Beatt v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2017] IRLR 748 CA

whistleblowing | protected disclosure | automatic unfair dismissal

The Court of Appeal has held that, where the reason or principal reason for a dismissal is because the employee made a disclosure, the question of whether or not that disclosure is protected falls to be determined objectively by the tribunal, and not the employer.