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.
In this week's podcast, we predict the key cases for 2017. We explain why employment status in the gig economy will be a big talking point, and flag up a major equal pay case against a private-sector employer.
Chris Cook is partner and head of employment and Keely Rushmore is senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.
Updated to include information on the FCA and PRA's consultation on the whistleblowing requirements for UK branches of overseas banks and insurers.
Education England recently introduced whistleblowing protection for junior doctors. This forms part of a growing trend towards increased protection for those who make disclosures, argues Sean Dempsey from Lewis Silkin.
Updated to include information on a provision in the Children and Social Work Bill concerning protection for whistleblowers who apply for a children’s social care position.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to protection from detriment in relation to protected disclosures.