Chesterton v Nurmohamed – Can Public disclosures have a private interest

This is a whistleblowing case we covered a few years ago, that has since been through the High Court and Court of Appeal. The question from the original case remains the same; can a disclosure that is in the private interests of the worker also be in the public interest if it impacts other workers […]

By |2019-12-24T20:16:46+00:00July 12th, 2017|Case of the Week - Blog, WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhutti – Can an employee be fairly dismissed based on false evidence?

Hello and welcome back to your weekly dose of case law. Last weekwe looked at maternity discrimination and constructive dismissal. This week we will examine protected disclosures and whistleblowing. Today’s case is a tale riddled with deceit and espionage. This week’s case asks: Is an employee unfairly dismissed if the dismissing party based its decision on false […]

By |2019-12-28T13:32:20+00:00July 27th, 2016|WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Morgan v Royal Mencap Society – Can a disclosure that only affects one employee be in the public interest?

Ms Morgan, the Claimant, was employed by the Royal Mencap Society, the Respondent. The Claimant had suffered serious knee and back injuries outside of work. The Claimant raised several complaints regarding cramped working conditions which were aggravating her injury. The Claimant resigned after these complaints were not addressed stating she had suffered detriment as a […]

By |2019-12-27T18:28:21+00:00April 20th, 2016|Health & Safety, Unfair Dismissal, WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust v Wyeth – The difference between unfair and automatically unfair dismissal

  Good afternoon, today’s case is quite an interesting case concerning whistleblowing, bullying and the fine line between fair dismissal and automatic unfair dismissal. There is no question as such today but that doesn’t mean there aren’t interesting points that can be taken away. Mr Wyeth, the Claimant, worked for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, the […]

By |2019-12-27T18:47:00+00:00September 18th, 2015|Unfair Dismissal, WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Schaathun V Executive & Business Aviation Support Ltd

Good afternoon, we hope today’s case will pass the time on a sunny Friday afternoon. This weeks’ case is rather juicy and concerns protected disclosures, office romances gone sour, driving planes whilst drunk and just in case that isn’t enough drama there is also a bit of embezzlement involved (cue dramatic music). The question this […]

By |2019-12-28T13:47:25+00:00July 10th, 2015|Unfair Dismissal, WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Olympus whistleblowing

Employment Tribunal proceedings have started in respect of Michael Woodford, the ex Olympus Chief Executive, who alleged that he was dismissed following his blowing of the whistle on one of Japan’s most high profile frauds (which later resulted in the arrest of seven people in Japan including the former Chairman and Vice-President).  The full hearing […]

By |2019-12-29T18:20:56+00:00March 2nd, 2012|WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Out of time

The case published today in the EAT of Northamptonshire County Council v Entwhistle is a useful reminder of the law around the reasonably practicable argument when a Claimant presents a claim outside the normal time limit for unfair dismissal and has sought advice. In this case the Respondent wrongly informed the Claimant he had three […]