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Employers need to take care before they discipline someone for knowingly making a false disclosure, warns Christopher Tutton

Whistleblowing has been in the news recently after it was reported that financial regulators were investigating the boss of Barclays, Jes Staley, after he admitted trying to unmask the author of two anonymous letters sent to the bank’s board. In his defence, Mr Staley said the whistleblower was trying to ‘maliciously smear’ and harass a senior colleague but Barclays told the media it would be formally reprimanding Mr Staley and he would face a ‘very significant’ cut to his bonus.

Agency staff can be both employees and workers at the same time for the purposes of the whistleblowing legislation, writes Christopher Tutton

On 21 July 2016, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed when an agency worker will have a right to bring a whistleblowing claim against not only the agency that employs them but the company to which they are supplied (the end user).

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a complex class action should be heard in the employment tribunal rather than the High Court, reports Christopher Tutton

The Court of Appeal decision on 22 June in Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley [2016] highlights some of the difficulties respondents face when defending themselves against equal pay claims.