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Employment

How much could a whistleblowing claim really cost your business?

In this article, Sarah Lee considers a recent Court of Appeal case on whistle-blowing which decided that an Employment Tribunal should consider awarding long-term loss of earnings to a worker whose engagement was terminated because he made a protected disclosure because of the “stigma” he had suffered and the difficulty of finding another job, even though the worker did not claim these losses!

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Employment

Causation in Discrimination and Victimisation Claims

In this article, Heyma Holmes reviews the case of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) v Bailey, a Court of Appeal case which concerned a police officer who claimed direct race discrimination and victimisation. The question asked of the court was “when an employee suffers a detriment which is inextricably linked to a protected act, is that detriment done because of the protected act?”

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Employment

Restrictive covenants: Are you protected?

In this article, we consider a recent case which considered when the reasonableness of a non-compete clause should be judged where restrictive covenants were entered into by a junior employee who had subsequently been promoted to a very senior role by the time their employment terminated.

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