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Webinar Blowing the Whistle on Protected Disclosures - On-Demand Webinar


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.
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