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Whistleblower succeeds in $10.8m damages claim

The High Court has today handed down judgment and awarded whistleblower Amjad Rihan $10.8 m in damages against his former employer, Ernst and Young. Protect Chief Executive, Liz Gardiner said: “We’re pleased to see this award to Amjad Rihan, who courageously blew the whistle on serious financial irregularities and who suffered career-long losses as a … Read more

Employers should tread with caution before dismissing a person who has raised public interest concerns

The Supreme Court has ruled a Royal Mail employee was unfairly dismissed for blowing the whistle, not for the alleged poor performance – based on false information – that the company’s HR department suggested was the reason for her dismissal. The landmark judgment extends the scope of whistleblower protection and suggests that employers will need … Read more

Whistleblowing charity Protect welcomes Supreme Court decision on protection for judges

The Supreme Court has handed down a judgment today (October 16) which confirms judges are protected under whistleblowing provisions under the Employment Rights Act 1996, following a case brought by District Judge Claire Gilham. District Judge, Claire Gilham, raised concerns in 2013 about the stresses and dangers faced by those working in the courts and … Read more

Case update – protecting the potential whistleblower

An interesting recent case at the Employment Tribunal (Bilsbrough v Berry Marketing Ltd) looked at victimising of a potential whistleblower. In this case, Mr Bilsbrough, a client service executive, had been researching how to blow the whistle to the Information Commissioner, and was suspended. A strict interpretation of the law might suggest he was not … Read more

Protect intervene in Supreme Court case of whistleblowing Judge Claire Gilham

District Judge Claire Gilham who blew the whistle on the stresses and dangers faced by those working in under-resourced courts, is to have her case against the Ministry of Justice heard at the Supreme Court between June 5-6. Protect, formerly Public Concern at Work, are intervening in the Supreme Court case and have instructed law … Read more