The Court of Appeal has held that the employment tribunal incorrectly struck out the appellant's claim against Health Education England (HEE). The Court remitted the claim to a fresh tribunal to decide, as a preliminary issue, if the appellant was a worker in relation to HEE under the whistleblowing provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
Updated to include information on the final whistleblowing rules that apply to UK branches of overseas banks and insurers from 7 September 2017.
Updated to include information on the annual requirement to report on disclosures for prescribed bodies.
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.
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.
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 in relation to protected disclosures.