TROUBLING UK DECISION UNDERMINES WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION

On 24 August, a post on the Corporate Crime Observatory said that a recent Court of Appeal case had established the troubling precedent that a whistleblower may be dismissed for their conduct without statutory relief in circumstances where allegations are unfounded and arise resultant of the disclosure.  The whistleblower was dismissed for accusations criticising a colleague’s integrity and knowledge when making a protected disclosure, and was not automatically unfairly dismissed, despite her conduct being deemed as reasonable and the accusations being unfounded.

https://www.corporatecrime.co.uk/post/kong-v-gulf-bank

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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