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Whistleblowing: Whistleblower protected where disclosure made in previous employment

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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    BP plc v Elstone and another [2010] IRLR 558 EAT (2 other reports)

    • Case round-up

      1 May 2010

      Richard Ryan, associate, Helen Ward, associate, and Tori O'Neil, trainee solicitor, Addleshaw Goddard, detail the latest rulings.

    • BP plc v Elstone and another

      12 April 2010

      The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a worker can be protected against suffering a detriment for whistleblowing by his or her current employer when the protected disclosure was made to a previous employer.

In BP plc v Elstone and another EAT/0141/09, the EAT held that a worker was entitled to bring a complaint under the whistleblowing provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996 in respect of a detriment that he allegedly suffered in his current employment because of a protected disclosure that he had made while in previous employment.