Norbrook Laboratories (GB) Ltd v Shaw [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered:

The claimant in this case was a sales team manager without the necessary qualifying period to claim 'normal' unfair dismissal. He claimed he had been automatically unfairly dismissed for a reason related to his making a protected disclosure.

He wrote to his employer via emails on three occasions about health and safety concerns regarding his team's requirement to drive to customers during the heavy snows of 2010, although the initial concern seemed to be that employees who could not get through the bad roads might not be paid. He felt it would be safer and more productive for the team to base themselves at the office and make phone calls.

Taken individually, the tribunal found the emails

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This article is correct at 31/01/2014

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