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WHISTLEBLOWING: When is a communication protected?

04 September 2015  

The requirements for making a protected disclosure were recently considered by the EAT, report Mark Kaye and Charlie Bowden

By making significant changes to the legislation underpinning protected disclosures, such as the removal of the good faith requirement and the introduction of the ‘public interest test’, the government has sought to address a number of the challenges that whistleblowers face. The drafting of the law, however, continues to encourage employees to raise matters with their employers in the first instance. The recent case of Barton v Royal Borough of Greenwich [2015] demonstrates the difficulties that employees can face when they resist this encouragement.

 

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Barton v Royal Borough of Greenwich [2015] UKEAT 0041/14

Last modified on 04 September 2015