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"In the public interest": clarity or confusion?

Illustrates the uncertainty surrounding the introduction of the public interest test through the EAT decisions in: (1) Chesterton Global Ltd (t/a Chestertons) v Nurmohamed that disclosures made by a director that his employer was misstating office accounts to reduce the earnings of its managers, including himself, were in the public interest; and (2) Underwood v Wincanton Plc that an employment judge's approach to the public interest element of a protected disclosure under the Employment Rights Act 1996 s.43B had been too narrow by concluding that the disclosure concerned a small number of employees of the same employer.

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Category: Employment » Whistleblowing. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: Emp. L.B. 2016, 134, 4-6.

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