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Goode v Marks & Spencer plc

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whistleblowing | protected disclosures | unfair dismissal

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that where a disclosure is merely an expression of opinion that fails to show that a legal obligation has been or is likely to be breached, it cannot amount to a protected or qualifying disclosure for the purposes of the whistleblowing legislation.

The claimant, Mr Goode, was employed by Marks & Spencer as a database manager.