Updated to include information on the Advocate General's opinion in Parris v Trinity College Dublin and others, concerning a same-sex partner's entitlement to a survivor's pension.
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.
Updated to include information on McBride v Scottish Police Authority, in which the Supreme Court considered the employment tribunal's power to order reinstatement.
Updated to include information on Regulations that will align the timing of the increase in minimum pensions auto-enrolment contribution levels with the beginning of the tax year.
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.
Updated to include information on Morgan v Royal Mencap Society, an EAT decision on the definition of a protected disclosure.
Updated to include information on the increased protection for Sunday shop workers contained in the Enterprise Act 2016.
Updated to include information on the Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.
Consultant editor Darren Newman explains why the changes introduced in 2013 to the definition of a "protected disclosure" for whistleblowing purposes, meaning that the whistleblower must now have a reasonable belief that the disclosure is in the public interest, may turn out to be cosmetic only.
In Underwood v Wincanton plc EAT/0163/15, the EAT held that an employment tribunal had erred in striking out a whistleblowing claim on the basis that the alleged disclosure could not in law satisfy the requirement of being in the "public interest".
HR and legal information and guidance relating to automatically unfair dismissals.