Employment law 2014 preview: whistleblowing

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Public interest disclosures will continue to make headlines this year.

On the legislative front, the changes that came into force last summer marked a shift in emphasis away from the whistleblower’s motivation towards the importance of public interest. Now we have a new ‘public interest’ requirement, removal of the good faith requirement (although still relevant to compensation awarded), vicarious liability for employers and a wider definition of ‘worker’. But more change is likely to be announced this year…

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