Wicked Vision Ltd v Rice – Unfair Dismissal, Whistleblowing and Protected Disclosures

Welcome back to another case of the week. This week we’re looking at Unfair Dismissal, Whistleblowing and Protected Disclosures in the recent case of Wicked Vision Ltd v Rice. The Claimant was employed by the Respondent as the Head of Sales at Wicked Vision Ltd from 19 November 2017 until his dismissal on 18 February [...]

SPI Spirits (UK) Limited & Yuri Shefler v Zabelin

Hello again and Happy New Year to you all; we hope you had a wonderful break. Welcome back to our case of the week and our first for 2024! We are starting off the year with a case that looks at contractual clauses limiting the financial liability of the employer on termination of employment. For [...]

Moving Brands Limited & Ors v Heil & Laikkoo

Hello everyone and thank you for joining us for another case of the week. Our previous case looked at a hairdresser unfairly dismissed after taking too many Mondays off after partying at the weekends! You can find out more here. This week looks at a case involving Legal Professional Privilege, what it means and how it could [...]

Stubbs v Grafters Ltd

This week, in what has been a string of tribunal procedure case updates, we are looking at strike out applications and automatic unfair dismissal. Normally an employee would need two years’ service to bring an unfair dismissal claim. However, there are several types of dismissal that can be unfair, regardless of length of service. This [...]

Royal Navy Bullying and Sexual Harassment Scandal

Many of you will have seen BBC drama Vigil last year. Whilst this article is not a high-octane, suspense thriller, it is none the less shocking. Recent Navy whistle-blowers in the Submarine Service have reported that sexual harassment, bullying and misogyny are rife listing several disturbing examples. Including: A Death Rape List which ranked women in [...]

By |2022-11-04T13:21:04+00:00November 4th, 2022|WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Appleby v Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

This week, we’re looking at whistleblowing in the context of the Tavistock and Portman NHS trust – mostly known for its Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), which aims to assist those experiencing gender dysphoria. Lately, the GIDS has been fraught with bad publicity. In 2019, one of its board members – a senior psychiatrist – [...]

By |2022-09-16T13:52:59+00:00September 10th, 2021|Case of the Week - Blog, WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Fairhall v North Tees and Hartlepool NHS trust

Hello and welcome to this week’s case of the week, last week we looked at a case involving indirect discrimination. This week's case  looks at whistleblowing and the burden of proof. Facts Ms. Fairhall was a senior nurse with almost 40 years’ experience in the NHS. In 2015, she became concerned about a number of [...]

By |2021-07-09T11:44:05+00:00July 9th, 2021|Case of the Week - Blog, WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Whistleblowing and Public Interest

Hello and welcome to PJH Law’s case of the week. This week we’re going to be taking a look at whistleblowing. Particularly, the requirement that the employee had a reasonable belief that their disclosure was “in the public interest”. Law When considering the importance of this requirement, it is helpful to have a bit of [...]

By |2021-03-23T11:38:29+00:00February 26th, 2021|Case of the Week - Blog, WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Mr R Moura de Arajo Faria v Lycamobile UK Limited

Today we look at whistleblowing, which can be defined as when an employee discloses information about their employer that is in the public interest and shows a breach of rules, law or is adverse to health and safety. If an employee is dismissed because of having made a public interest disclosure, they shall be regarded [...]

By |2020-09-25T09:18:57+00:00September 25th, 2020|Unfair Dismissal, WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti

Season’s Greetings! It’s the countdown to Christmas and this is actually your final case law update of the year with next week’s newsletter being the final update of 2019. For anyone who has read every update this year, thank you and well done. A guide of alternative hobbies will also be working its way to [...]

By |2019-12-24T16:55:45+00:00December 13th, 2019|Case of the Week - Blog, WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Whistleblowing – Changes Following Parliamentary Review

Whistleblowing is a term oft-used but seldom understood. Currently s43B of the Employment Rights Act 1996 lists a very prescribed set of circumstances where someone can make a disclosure in the public interest – when the employer is breaching a legal obligation or committing a criminal offence. Following the case of Nurohamed v Chesterton this […]

By |2019-12-15T13:40:59+00:00September 6th, 2019|WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Whistleblowing – Diet and Public Interest

One of the many advantages of ET judgments being available online is it means more cases are reported on. Whilst ET cases do not set binding precedent on future cases, it does indicate how the judiciary will look at similar claims and shows trends that might not emerge till much later had we waited for […]

By |2019-12-15T14:06:36+00:00June 28th, 2019|WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Vice Chancellor at De Montfort University Resigns

The vice-chancellor of Leicester’s De Montford University, Professor Dominic Shellard, has resigned following the launch of an investigation by regulators. The Professor, who had led the university since 2010, quit after the Office for Students said it was looking into a number of “regulatory matters” at De Montfort. The vice chancellor had been receiving a […]

By |2019-12-22T21:27:00+00:00April 25th, 2019|WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Current Affairs – British Cycling and Employment Status

Good morning and welcome to your monthly employment law update, the final update of any kind this year (cue dramatic music)! A huge thank you to everyone who has read every update this year, you deserve a vast quantity of presents, food & alcohol for your dedication! Last month’s update had features on the possible […]

By |2019-12-23T19:34:06+00:00December 21st, 2018|Employment Status, PJH & Industry News, WhistleBlowing|0 Comments