In Hibbins v Hesters Way Neighbourhood Project EAT/0275/08, the EAT held that a teacher's disclosure that a prospective student was a suspect in a criminal case was capable of being a protected disclosure for the purposes of the whistleblowing legislation.
In Sharma and others v Manchester City Council  IRLR 336, the EAT held that part-time status does not need to be the sole reason for less favourable treatment, as compared to that of a full-time worker, for a complaint of unlawful discrimination to succeed.
Tina McKevitt, lecturer in employment law at University of Sheffield, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.
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.
In Woodward v Abbey National plc, the EAT holds that the employment tribunal was correct to hold that s.48 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 does not extend jurisdiction for complaints of detriment by whistleblowers to those who are no longer employed.
In Yewdall v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the EAT holds that the employment tribunal had been correct to dismiss the employee's claim that he had been subjected to a detriment for engaging in trade union activities under s.146 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 ("TULR(C)A"), as he had not been taking part in trade union activities at the relevant time.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to protection from detriment.