Leach v The Office of Communications [2012] EWCA Civ 959

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Child Sex Offences; Disclosure; Mutual Trust and Confidence; Reputation

This case involved an appeal by a former employee against the dismissal of his claim for Unfair Dismissal and wrongful dismissal against the respondent OFCOM. The appellant had been employed as an international policy adviser. Prior to beginning his employment he was arrested in Cambodia in relation to child sex offences, of which he was later acquitted. The appellant did not inform the respondent of these events. The appellant later sent emails to a wide selection of bodies about his circumstances in Cambodia and about the lack of support from the UK authorities. The Serious Organised Crime Authority drew the respondent's attention to the emails. In the

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This article is correct at 17/08/2012

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