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Employment

Whistleblowing - Allegation or Information?

In the recent case of Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth, the EAT provided a reminder that it is not good enough for an employee to just raise concerns or allegations to qualify as a protected disclosure – they must disclose information in order to be have the protection of the whistleblowing legislation. The EAT in this case highlighted however that allegations and information are often intertwined and that a disclosure may also include allegations.

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Employment

Can an employee bring an individual to a disciplinary meeting outside of their statutory or contractual entitlement?

We receive many inquiries from our clients regarding the right of an employee to be accompanied to meetings as part of a disciplinary or grievance process. The recent case of Stevens v University of Birmingham highlights the importance of giving proper consideration of an employee’s request, rather than relying on the contractual or statutory entitlement.

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