Updated to include information on amendments to whistleblowing legislation in Northern Ireland, effective from 1 October 2017.
Updated to include information on the Freedom to speak up: raising concerns (whistleblowing) policy for the NHS and the Whistleblowing Commission's Code of practice for effective whistleblowing arrangements.
Updated to take into account a change relating to whether or not a disclosure is in the public interest.
Updated to include information on the Court of Appeal decision in Chesterton Global Ltd and another v Nurmohamed on the definition of "in the public interest".
Updated to include information on Chesterton Global Ltd & another v Nurmohamed, in which the Court of Appeal ruled on the public interest test for a protected disclosure.
The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the employment tribunal that disclosures made by a worker satisfied the "public interest" requirement for protection under the whistleblowing provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996. The disclosures related to a breach of the employment contracts of 100 senior managers, including the whistleblower.
Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.
The Court of Appeal has held that, where the reason or principal reason for a dismissal is because the employee made a disclosure, the question of whether or not that disclosure is protected falls to be determined objectively by the tribunal, and not the employer.
In this week's podcast, we predict the key cases for 2017. We explain why employment status in the gig economy will be a big talking point, and flag up a major equal pay case against a private-sector employer.
David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to automatically unfair dismissals for making protected disclosures.