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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".
Krishna Santra and Sandra Martins are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the requirement for a whistleblower to have a reasonable belief that the disclosure was made in the public interest could be satisfied where the disclosure relates to a relatively small number of workers.
David Malamatenios is a partner, and Krishna Santra, Sandra Martins and Colin Makin are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
In Chesterton Global Ltd (t/a Chestertons) and another v Nurmohamed  IRLR 614 EAT, the EAT held that an employment tribunal had not erred in concluding that a disclosure was "in the public interest" when it concerned matters potentially affecting the operation of the commission scheme of more than 100 managers, including the claimant.
An employment tribunal has struck out whistleblowing claims brought by an individual who argued that he made a protected disclosure when he complained that his line manager had been rude to a colleague. The claimant did not reasonably believe that he was making the disclosure "in the public interest".
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