Editor's message: In certain situations, if an employer subjects the employee to a detriment, the employee can claim compensation.
Notable circumstances where employees are protected from being subjected to a detriment include undertaking trade union activities, making a protected disclosure (whistleblowing) and exercising family-friendly rights.
Detrimental treatment includes failing to promote an employee, to provide training opportunities and to award a pay rise where these actions were expected or promised.
The amount of compensation awarded against an employer for unlawfully subjecting the employee to a detriment is generally what the employment tribunal considers fair and is not subject to a limit.
Felicity Alexander, employment law editor
Whistleblowers are being offered up to £100,000 in a crackdown on cartels, which has been launched by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
The Government consults on new legislation to protect NHS whistleblowers when applying for NHS roles.
Updated to include information on the Government consultation on draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (NHS Recruitment - Protected Disclosure) Regulations.
NHS whistleblowers will receive greater legal protection if they decide to apply for a new job, according to recently published proposals.
The European Commission consults on strengthening the protection for whistleblowers at EU level.
Updated to include reference to NHS England's guidance for primary care providers on whistleblowing.
Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.
In McTigue v University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust  IRLR 742 EAT, the EAT held that, in order for a claimant to be a "worker" within the meaning of the extended "whistleblower" definition in s.43K of the Employment Rights Act 1996, all that is required is that the end user substantially determined the terms under which the claimant carried out his or her work. It is not necessary to show that the end user determined those terms to any greater or lesser degree than the agency, of whom the claimant might also be an employee or worker.
We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing, employment tribunal fees and holiday pay.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to protection from detriment.