Panayiotou v Kernaghan Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
In this whistleblowing case a policeman, with a legitimate complaint, took things too far and was not dismissed for a protected disclosure but because he became unmanageable. In 2000-02 Mr Panayiotou made protected disclosures to senior officers concerning the attitude of certain officers in respect of the treatment of race and the treatment of victims of rape, child abuse and domestic violence. There was an investigation and Mr Panayiotou was found to be largely correct in his concerns. So far, so protected.
Prior to the disclosures, Mr Panayiotou applied for and was granted permission to be associated with his wife's hospitality businesses. Some three or four years after the protected
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