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National Minimum Wage Whistleblowing Complaints Double

The number of national minimum wage whistleblowing complaints, in which whistleblowers reported companies to the HMRC for underpayment of the national minimum wage and national living wage, has more than doubled in 2017, compared with the year before. National Minimum Wage Whistleblowing Complaints Rise The HMRC received more than 5000 reports from whistleblowers regarding underpayment […]

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Whistleblowing: Parsons v Airplus International Ltd (2017)

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently ruled in the case of Parsons v Airplus International Ltd (2017), that disclosures made which arise purely out of self-interest do not satisfy the “public interest” test and our therefore not protected. The “Public Interest” Test: Background Back in 2013, section 43B of the Employment Rights Act (ERA) 1996 […]

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Whistleblowing: The Chesterton Global Ltd Appeal

In June 2017, the Court of Appeal will be hearing the Chesterton Global Ltd appeal which has important ramifications for whistleblowing law. Whistleblowing: The 2013 Amendment Back in 2013, s43B of the ERA 1996 was amended by S17 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. Following this, an employee can now only make a […]

Financial Conduct Authority And Prudential Regulation Authority Introduce New Rules On Whistleblowing

Following recommendations made back in 2013 by the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (PCBS) that banks introduce enhanced internal procedures that allow their staff to raise concerns, both the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) are implementing new whistleblowing procedures, which come into force with effect from the 7th September 2016. The […]

Whistleblowing Law Update

There have been 2 recent decisions from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) on the area of whistleblowing and the Public Interest Disclosure Act. In Day v Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust [2016] IRLR 415, the EAT held that where an individual makes a disclosure to an organisation that is neither their employer and nor could […]