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.
This chapter of the Employment law manual has been updated to cover the key points of the new whistleblowing rules for the finance sector that came into force on 7 September 2016.
Updated to include information on McTigue v University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, concerning the treatment of the hirer of an agency worker as an employer, and on Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti, relating to the motivation of the individual dismissing the whistleblower.
Recent whistleblowing legislation changes have not made it easier for employees to disclose wrongdoing without risking accusations of disloyalty or damaging their career prospects, says Beverley Sunderland. She looks at how employers can better support a whistleblowing culture.
In McTigue v University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) explored the rights of agency workers to blow the whistle and set out guidance to assist tribunals.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that where the terms of an engagement have been substantially determined by both the employer agency and the end user, both are capable of being the individual's employer for the purposes of the whistleblowing legislation.
We discuss a number of recent cases that concern NHS employers but that could also apply more widely.
We round up five recent cases against NHS employers that reached the Employment Appeal Tribunal, covering disability discrimination, religious discrimination, whistleblowing, human rights and unfair dismissal.
In Morgan v Royal Mencap Society, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employment tribunal was wrong to strike out a whistleblowing claim on the basis that an employee's complaint about cramped working conditions was not "in the public interest". Naomi Clarkson explains this recent employment case.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to protection from detriment in relation to protected disclosures.