Protections extended for whistleblowers


Posted by Rajiv Joshi, 25th January 2019

This article first appeared in HR Magazine on 23 January 2019 and click here to read the article.

The Court of Appeal has held that a whistleblower’s colleagues can be personally liable for dismissal-related detriments and the losses flowing from the dismissal.

Partner Ragiv Joshi looks at the recent Court of Appeal decision in Timis and another v Osipov that has brought whistleblowing to the forefront yet again. He examines the protections that are afforded to whistleblowers and how individuals qualify for this protection.

The court upheld the decisions of the employment tribunal and employment appeal tribunal. This comes as attitudes towards whistleblowing are changing, as demonstrated by YouGov’s research into public attitudes.

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