How is whistleblowing linked to unfair dismissal?
Since the introduction of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA), employees at certain levels have a greater ability to formulate detriment claims after raising issues about the business. This is particularly the case for employees responsible for, or operating in; finance, regulation, health and safety and compliance. For example, employees who seek to claim unfair dismissal, especially those with less than two years’ service, often seek to rely on whistleblowing detriment.
Brian Gegg, Partner and Asten Hawkes, Solicitor in BDB Pitmans’ employment team, consider the connection between whistleblowing allegations and unfair dismissal claims in their article for People Management.
The full article is available here.