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Public interest disclosures: Employee's misconduct not protected by whistleblowing legislation

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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    Bolton School v Evans [2006] IRLR 500 EAT (1 other report)

    • Whistleblowing update

      18 August 2006

      Legislation protecting whistleblowers was introduced seven years ago. This article reviews the legislation and considers some of the substantial body of case law arising out of it. It also looks at the components of an effective whistleblowing policy.

An employee's misconduct cannot amount to a public interest disclosure even if the conduct is linked to the disclosure or the employee intends it to demonstrate that his or her concerns were reasonable.