Addleshaw Goddard

UK 200 2013 position: 23

EAT provides guidance to employment tribunals on how to approach whistleblowing cases

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has offered guidance on how employment tribunals should approach whistleblowing claims. The guidance advocates adopting a systematic approach to each disclosure and any alleged failure to act on it, clearly setting out each allegation and assessing whether the legal tests are met in each instance (Blackbay Ventures Ltd t/a Chemistree v Gahir).

Very shortly after commencing her employment with the respondent as a ‘responsible pharmacist’, the claimant sent various emails to the respondent setting out her concerns about the respondent’s practices, procedures and a number of other matters. The emails were as follows…

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