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Whistleblowing and the public interest test - Chesterton Global Ltd (t/a Chestertons) and another v Nurmohamed [EAT] 08.04.15 (Unreported)

Whistleblowing - Protected disclosure - Meaning of "in the public interest" - Whether disclosure requiring to be of interest of public as a whole - Reasonable belief - Employment Rights Act 1996 s.43B(1). HELD employer's appeal refused. A disclosure could be protected even if of interest to only a relatively small section of the public, in this case 100 senior managers. Further, the test was not whether the disclosure per se is in the public interest but whether the worker making the disclosure has a reasonable belief that the disclosure is made in the public interest
Category: Employment » Whistleblowing. Area(s) of law: Employment.

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