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WHISTLEBLOWING: When are claims in the public interest?

01 September 2017  

The Court of Appeal has failed to resolve uncertainty over whether a complaint about a breach of a worker’s own employment contract can amount to a protected disclosure, explain Christopher Fisher and Tanem Taskin

In Chesterton Global Ltd v Nurmohamed [2017], the Court of Appeal considered, for the first time, the requirement for a whistleblowing complaint to be made in the public interest. Disappointingly for employers, the court gave no clear answer but the case is nonetheless an important one.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Chesterton Global Ltd & anor v Nurmohamed & anor [2017] EWCA Civ 314

    Morgan v Royal Mencap Society [2016] UKEAT/0272/15/LA

    Parkins v Sodexho Ltd [2001] UKEAT 1239/00/2206

    Underwood v Wincanton plc [2015] UKEAT/0163/15/RN

Last modified on 01 September 2017