Does it matter if the employer believes disclosures weren’t protected even though the principal reason for dismissal was the disclosures?.

Welcome back to your weekly update. We can’t bring you another bank holiday weekend (yet!) but we can deliver an interesting case on whistleblowing. It is worth noting at this point that the Employment Rights Act 1996 (s103A) protects an employee from being dismissed for making a protected disclosure. The facts of the case: The [...]

Sacked For Sleeping With Orlando Bloom

As always we round off the newsletter with an incredulous employment law story that has wound up in the tabloids. This month, to counterbalance the high political features, we have three tales of smut, vandalism and ‘banter’. Our first case is a classic example of why staff should not fraternise or make themselves too familiar [...]