Protected disclosures

New and updated

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Order makes changes to the list of bodies under the Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999 (SR 1999/401) to whom employees may make a qualifying disclosure, enabling them to benefit from the statutory protection against detrimental treatment by their employers for making such a disclosure.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 November 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Annabel Mackay, managing associate at Addleshaw Goddard, detail the latest rulings.

  • Whistleblowing: Whistleblower protected where disclosure made in previous employment

    Date:
    14 June 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    In BP plc v Elstone and another EAT/0141/09, the EAT held that a worker was entitled to bring a complaint under the whistleblowing provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996 in respect of a detriment that he allegedly suffered in his current employment because of a protected disclosure that he had made while in previous employment.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 May 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Richard Ryan, associate, Helen Ward, associate, and Tori O'Neil, trainee solicitor, Addleshaw Goddard, detail the latest rulings.

  • BP plc v Elstone and another

    Date:
    12 April 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a worker can be protected against suffering a detriment for whistleblowing by his or her current employer when the protected disclosure was made to a previous employer.

  • Whistleblowing employee suffered detriments

    Date:
    11 February 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employment tribunal upheld a claim that an individual had suffered detriments as a result of making a protected disclosure about her employer.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Regulations provide that the Tribunal Service may forward a claim, or extracts from it, to a prescribed regulator where the claimant alleges that he or she has suffered a detriment or been dismissed for making a protected disclosure.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Order adds a disclosure relating to the Pensions Regulator’s objective of maximising compliance with the duties under part 1, chapter 1 of the Pensions Act 2008, to the list of qualifying disclosures a worker has the right to make, without suffering a detriment.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Order adds the Financial Reporting Council Ltd and three of its operating bodies, and the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts, to the list of bodies to whom employees may make a qualifying disclosure, enabling them to benefit from the statutory protection against detrimental treatment by their employers for making such a disclosure.

  • Public interest disclosures: Whistleblowing provisions protect disclosure of third-party wrongdoing

    Date:
    23 January 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to protection from detriment in relation to protected disclosures.