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EAT rules that defamation complaint can form basis of whistleblowing claim

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    Ibrahim v HCA International Ltd [2019] IRLR 690 EAT (0 other reports)

Ibrahim v HCA International Ltd [2019] IRLR 690 EAT

whistleblowing | protected disclosure | breach of legal obligation | defamation

In Ibrahim v HCA International Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the worker's complaint that false rumours had been spread about him is an allegation of defamation and a disclosure of information that tends to show a breach of a legal obligation under the whistleblowing provisions.