Onyango v Berkeley t/a Berkeley Solicitors
The claimant is a solicitor who worked for Berkeley Solicitors. Soon after leaving the firm, he wrote a letter to the employer about potentially bringing a claim. The following month, he also wro More...08 May 2013 10:23
NHS Employers has published guidance to help ensure that NHS compromise agreements are appropriately worded, following recent controversy surrounding the use of gagging clauses and the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust.
Produced by NHS Em More...22 April 2013 13:57
Hill v Governing Body of Great Tey Primary School
A school assistant in a state primary school was found to be in breach of the school's confidentiality policy. She was suspended pending an investigation after she informed a parent that her child h More...10 April 2013 13:07
In the summer of 2013 we will see some important amendments to the legislation regulating protection for whistleblowers. Solicitor David Israel looks at the implications for employers and how to determine whether or not an employee's disclosure is prote More...04 April 2013 09:50
Compromise agreements in the NHS must clearly state that individuals are not prevented from whistleblowing, the Government has confirmed.
As highlighted in Personnel Today's report last week, gagging clauses are already banned under s.43J of the Em More...20 March 2013 15:38
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the NHS will no longer be able to gag former employees from speaking out about issues in the public interest.
Confidentiality clauses in compromise agreements have been used by NHS employers to stop fo More...14 March 2013 16:18
Whistleblowers will be protected from bullying and harassment from their colleagues under new amendments made to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, announced by the Government this week . Currently, workers who make protected disclosures a More...22 February 2013 15:34
The former head of an NHS trust last week described the culture of the health service as one of "fear and oppression" that is "driven by the top". Jo Faragher looks at the culture of confidentiality in the NHS.
It was arguably very brave of Gar More...18 February 2013 10:29
The Government has issued an amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which removes the good-faith requirement for a protected disclosure. Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, an employer cannot subject a worker to a detrim More...18 February 2013 10:21
Security solutions provider G4S is in the news again, but this latest story is unrelated to its recent Olympics crisis. This time, it concerns two tragic workplace fatalities.
On 1 October, in a BBC documentary looking into the Government's use of More...05 October 2012 13:21
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will change the face of current whistleblowing legislation, according to employment lawyer Nick Pritchett.
The Bill's intention appears to be to close the much-criticised loophole that allows disclosur More...03 October 2012 16:01
Recently, the Government's Chief Nursing Officer stated that more needed to be done to encourage whistleblowing in the battle against serious failings in NHS Trusts. Further, the health secretary has announced that changes will be made to the NHS consti More...24 October 2011 00:01
This is a case from the Employment Appeal Tribunal in relation to whistleblowing. The employee in this case had a long career with BP but moved to Petrotechnics in 2006.
His job at Petrotechnics involved evaluating safety processes for clients, inc More...11 May 2010 14:55
Employers that choose to dismiss or pay off workplace whistleblowers could face further investigation as of next month when the current bar on employment tribunals revealing any details of whistleblowing allegations outside of the tribunal process is li More...25 March 2010 17:22
The past decade has seen a ten-fold increase in the number of workers sacked, mistreated or bullied for whistleblowing, official figures have shown.
According to employment tribunal statistics, the number of people using whistleblowing legislation More...22 March 2010 08:47
Since July 1999, so-called 'whistleblowers' have been able to make a complaint to an employment tribunal if they are dismissed or subjected to any other detriment as a consequence of making a disclosure. More...15 March 2010 15:12
Senior managers at a Scottish quango asked staff to forge and falsify documents ahead of an external audit, an Employment Tribunal has heard.
Officials at National Services Scotland (NSS), which provides services and equipment to Scotland's health b More...23 February 2010 08:44
A Foreign Office whistleblower who leaked secret documents to raise concerns about the government's terrorism policy is set take on his former bosses at an employment tribunal.
Derek Pasquill is seeking compensation for loss of earnings and injury t More...08 February 2010 10:08
Steph Booth, Cherie Blair's stepmother, was allegedly branded a "f****** b****" after whistle-blowing about a charity where she worked as a teacher, an employment tribunal heard yesterday.
Booth worked as a teacher for the charity Cool UK, contract More...19 January 2010 08:39
Temporary workers in swine flu call centres have been diagnosing patients while under the influence of cannabis and alcohol, a former worker has claimed.
Ashleigh Venus, an 18-year-old who started work at a call centre in the north of England after More...12 January 2010 15:17