Claims for dismissal or detriment as a result of whistleblowing are significant for a number of reasons. Claims can be brought from day 1 of the employment, any dismissal is automatically unfair, unlimited compensation including for injury to feelings - not to mention unwelcome publicity!
This webinar will bring you up to date with the recent spate of appellate decisions, including:
Can an agency worker bring a claim?
- McTigue v University Hospital Bristol
What constitutes a ‘reasonable belief’ of public interest?
- Morgan v Royal Mencap Society – working conditions;
- Chestertons v Nurmohammed - bonuses to senior employees;
- Underwood v Wincanton plc - unfair distribution of overtime;
Can an allegation constitute the disclosure of information?
- Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth
To whom should a qualifying disclosure be made in order to acquire protection?
- Day v Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Is personal knowledge of the disclosure necessary?
- Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti
What does “reasonable belief” entail?
- Soh v Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
The webinar will also deal with:
- The Code issued by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
- What the contents of a Whistleblowing Policy should be.