The headlines are being dominated by "gig economy" employment status cases, but there are plenty of other important employment law cases coming up. We discuss the potential implications for employers of forthcoming rulings on whistleblowing, data protection, restrictive covenants, covert CCTV and violence at work-related social events.
In Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth, the Court of Appeal held that an "allegation" can contain "information" and the terms are not mutually exclusive for the purposes of the whistleblowing legislation.
Updated to reflect that NHS employers may not discriminate against a job applicant because it appears that the applicant has made a protected disclosure.
Updated to reflect that NHS employers in England, Wales and Scotland may not discriminate against a job applicant because it appears that the applicant has made a protected disclosure.
Updated to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018.
Updated to include information on the European Commission's proposed Directive to strengthen whistleblower protection.
Barclays chief executive Jes Staley was last week fined £642,430 for breaking rules by attempting to identify a whistleblower. The bank has also cut £500,000 from Staley's bonus.
Updated to reflect that the Employment Rights Act 1996 (NHS Recruitment - Protected Disclosure) Regulations 2018 have been finalised and are in force from 23 May 2018.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to whistleblowing/Public interest disclosures.